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An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington Paperback – February 16, 2012
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Although perpetually agitated by his tormentors, Karl has a worldview all his own and sometimes even though he hits all the wrong notes he still reveals great truths. The book is almost funnier than the series, and on several occasions I found myself laughing out loud while reading even though I knew the general outline of what was going to happen as I had seen the series previously.
If you want a travel book that tells it like it really is or if you simply want to find out why hippos don't get eczema, buy "An Idiot Abroad"!
The books are Karl's published journals of his trips around the world.
I personally would recommend reading the book first, as the show conveys the realistic aspect of it and Karl's hilarious UK sense of humor. There is also a second book called, "The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad".
Overall, great book.
My order arrived on time and in perfect condition. I'd absolutely purchase again!!
That being said, nothing in this book is new, it's just a recap of what happened on the show. Still funny, and still a good read though.
I loved reading about Karl's always eventful trips away, and was ridiculously jealous of the places he got to visited. I thought he gave a comical and one-of-a-kind insight in to each of the places he visited, although I felt that Machu Picchu was a little rushed and didn't have the same level of detail that the others had.
I loved reading about Karl's trip to each of the 7 Wonders, and this made me want to visit each of them myself even more. A great read for those who love to travel.