Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One Man's Quest to Uncover the Books that Time Forgot

Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One Man's Quest to Uncover the Books that Time Forgot

Is hideous prose and ghastly poetry more fabulous than great literature? Determined to find out, award-winning comedian Robin Ince has spent most of the 21st century rummaging through charity shops, jumble sales, and even the odd skip to compile the defining collection of the world's worst-inadvertently hilarious-books. Among the many genres it explores, the book will guide you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics such as those by It Ain't Half Hot Mum's Don Estelle and the brother of a former PM (Major Major). It offers a detailed study of romance sub-genres, from the equine (Diamond Stud) to the gynaecological (Sign Of The Speculum). And it will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to know The Secrets Of Picking Up Sexy Girls. Above all, the Book Club is a manual-almost a life guide-training you up for membership of the Grand Order of Curators of Books That Should Never Have Been. Join the club.

Title:Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One Man's Quest to Uncover the Books that Time Forgot
ISBN:9781847442697
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    Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One Man's Quest to Uncover the Books that Time Forgot Reviews

  • Alex Sarll

    An interesting case of a book whose problems mostly stem from a single word. Right there in the title, it is - 'bad'. I know plenty of people who went to Robin Ince's Book Club nights, and I don't ent...

  • Eva Mller

    This book is gold for people like me who occasionally can't resist reading certain books even though they know in advance that they will hate them. This book spares you the work of having to read them...

  • Anthony Ryan

    A highly enjoyable romp through the murky waters of the charity shop bookshelf, from self-help con-artists to the sublime and sadly neglected works of Guy N. Smith who did for the mutant giant animal ...

  • Kirsty (alkalinekiwi)

    In the past I have had people make comments on my collection of books. Aside from the 'You have too many books' comments I get from loved ones (friends seem to understand my bibliomania more than fami...

  • Paul

    Mildly amusing......

  • Marcus Gipps

    Another humour book that I picked up because I was still ploughing through the Dying Earth anthology and wanted something a bit lighter, both in tone and actual weight. Robin Ince is a stalwart of the...

  • Alan Hughes

    This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. At times embarassingly funny as it provoked laughter that was impossible to suppress - milk through the nose type of laughter Excellent and also ...

  • Steve Gillway

    I got this on the strength of seeing him live at a festival and this feels like the voice I heard. He seems to be able to move from the trivial to namecheck the great and the good in the echelons of s...

  • Sarah Tipper

    This book is for you if you have piles of paperbacks at the side of your bed and you love buying old, weird books at car boot sales and in charity shops. Robin impressed me by rescuing a book from a s...

  • Thomas Hale

    Hilarious from the first few pages. English stand-up comic Robin Ince describes his journey through the obscure, infuriating and baffling world of literature. Exclusively bought second-hand (or in one...