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The Completely Useless Encyclopedia: (Incorporating the Junior Doctor Who Book of Lists) Paperback – January, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: London Bridge (Mm); Television tie-in edition edition (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0426204859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0426204855
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,223,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
This text is the funniest book I have ever read... Poking fun at not only Doctor Who, but the fandom of Doctor Who, this book is a laugh-riot from the introductory debate over stories' names, to the final index page which lists simply the letters of the alphabet and the Dedication to Godzilla. My favorite parts: the description of Season Eighteen as an "amusing omission from The Doctors: Thirty Years of Time Travel" and the description of Lazar's Disease as a syndrome whose main symptom is removing one's clothing... Lyons & Howarth are to be commended for such a devistatingly funny work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Masters on January 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is one of the few books that I have laughed out loud until tears streamed down my face!!! When trying to share the funniest entries, I can't even read them without laughing again. From analyzing the famous "Yeti on the lou" Pertwee phrase to including a table of contents containing only the letters of the alphabet, this is humor and wit at its best. I have never found a funnier Doctor Who book and I am hard pressed to name a funnier novel in general. If you do not have this book you don't know what you're missing!!! A++++
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristen A. Criado on January 12, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is an incredible collection of phrases and Whoisms that have appeared throughout Doctor Who's many years on the air. The authors have managed to poke fun at the good Doctor while assuring the reader that they're really on our side. It's a lot like making fun of your family - only another family memeber can get away with it. If you're not family, watch out! From "AAH" to "ZORG AND ORG," it's all there - every last tasty fun morsel that makes Doctor Who a worldwide institution.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sonspidy@interl.net on September 28, 1997
Format: Paperback
Hilarious & irreverent, the useless encyclopedia looks unflinchingly at the schitzophrenic british fan base, the shoddy "classic" episodes, the ludicrous "new adventures", and just about everything and anything "Who" and useless. Written by fans for fans.
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This book is a fun read for classic Dr. Who fans. It makes light hearted fun of the show and the charecters. It is a very small paperback, written like a dictionary, with each item listed in alphabetical order followed by a description or comment on the subject. A good laugh, not meant as serious.
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