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Dawn of the Dumb by Charlie Brooker

Dawn of the Dumb (edition 2012)

by Charlie Brooker

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Title:Dawn of the Dumb
Authors:Charlie Brooker
Info:Faber and Faber (2012), Paperback, 368 pages
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Dawn of the Dumb: Dispatches from the Idiotic Frontline by Charlie Brooker



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I like Charlie Brooker a lot. But I think when reading him its better to read in small doses. Maybe this is a bathroom book, for reading on the loo! I just found it was all a bit relentless and less funny when reading in 1 go. To the point I had to take a break from it. Doesn't change my opinion of Mr Brooker though. ( )
  Flip_Martian | Oct 5, 2016 |
Just excellent, brilliantly funny and biting (and I tend to agree with him). ( )
  nwdavies | Aug 21, 2014 |
Charlie's brand of self-deprecating vitriol and faux-anger work very well as short newspaper columns, and even in this format I was made to actually laugh out loud several times, but concatenated into book form his schtick gets old very quickly. His habit of dwelling at length on the denizens of trash reality programs is also extremely tedious if you've never watched any such. Why don't you write more about TV you do like, Charlie? I only paid 99p for this, which is about right. ( )
  sloopjonb | May 24, 2014 |
In parts - hilarious. In others, not so much. But an ok read ( )
  lallycow | Feb 11, 2013 |
A collection of Brooker's columns for The Guardian, which proves most amusing in parts, but is repetitive on the topics of Big Brother et al.

If I'd read the original columns, this book wouldn't have been so much fun I suspect. ( )
1 vote floriferous | Jul 12, 2012 |
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Polite, pensive, mature, reserved ... Charlie Brooker is none of these things and less. Rude, unhinged, outrageous, and above all funny, Dawn of the Dumb is essential reading for anyone with a brain and a spinal cord. And hands for turning the pages. Picking up where his hilarious 'Screen Burn' left off, Dawn of the Dumb collects the best of Charlie Brooker's recent TV writing, together with uproarious spleen-venting diatribes on a range of non-televisual subjects - tackling everything from David Cameron to human hair. All the pieces collected here originally appeared in the Guardian.… (more)

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