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4.0 out of 5 stars Stinging, Witty and Smart
Those of you who await another opus from Roger Lewis and/or Stephen Fry (and you know who you are), would be well advised to pick up a copy or kindle of The Lost Diaries. Some of the more British names that Brown
lampoons may not ring a bell but that matters little,he nails the tone of the pompous and the dim,the vacuous celebrity poseurs and the self-loving...
Published on October 16, 2010 by Badger

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3.0 out of 5 stars Wittily simple
This is a book about the absurdity of public character. It is engaging in its wit bit sometimes oversimplifies too much for its own good. Each parody tends to depend on one single trope, and some of these are rather too obvious. Harold Pinter, for example, is continually over-adjusting his aggression for quasi-political ends. The repetition of various characters does not...
Published on October 8, 2012 by Freelancer Frank


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3.0 out of 5 stars Wittily simple, October 8, 2012
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This is a book about the absurdity of public character. It is engaging in its wit bit sometimes oversimplifies too much for its own good. Each parody tends to depend on one single trope, and some of these are rather too obvious. Harold Pinter, for example, is continually over-adjusting his aggression for quasi-political ends. The repetition of various characters does not help. There is too much dependence on a childish/prudish view of sex and class. On balance, though, the guiding intelligence to the book is congenial enough to overcome its flaws.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stinging, Witty and Smart, October 16, 2010
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Those of you who await another opus from Roger Lewis and/or Stephen Fry (and you know who you are), would be well advised to pick up a copy or kindle of The Lost Diaries. Some of the more British names that Brown
lampoons may not ring a bell but that matters little,he nails the tone of the pompous and the dim,the vacuous celebrity poseurs and the self-loving politicians and authors.Excellent.
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