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Cyanide And Happiness: I'm Giving You The Finger

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  485 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Dirk Grobbelaar
There are two questions you need to concern you with if you decide to read this:

1. How can something this offensive be so funny?
2. How are the authors getting away with it?

Stacey
Nov 08, 2013 Stacey rated it it was ok
The good stuff was great but the bad stuff was APPALLING. Jokes about rape, domestic violence and pedophilia are not 'edgy', they are despicable.
Sarah Carpenter
Dec 30, 2015 Sarah Carpenter rated it it was ok
This was a Christmas present, and I read it knowing a bit about the webcomic and knowing it wasn't really my thing. The absurdist stuff is great, and several strips made me laugh out loud, but unfortunately a lot of the rest relies on shock value and being as gross, creepy and offensive as possible. It got a bit boring after a while. Which is a shame, because the stuff that doesn't rely on violent sexism or laughing at child abuse is really funny.
Ashish
Aug 23, 2016 Ashish rated it really liked it
Shelves: purchased
It's a collection of some of their earliest works, which made them so famous. Some of it are hit-and-a-miss, but boy when they hit! This brand of humour is not for everyone, but something I am used to .
Casey
Jan 25, 2011 Casey rated it really liked it
As a fan of the Cyanide and Happiness webcomic, it's pretty obvious that I would like this book filled with crude, often disgusting and always non-PC comics, although I would never have spent the money to buy it even with its bonus, never-before-seen comics, (sorry Explosm, I'm happy for you and all, I'm just poor and would rather spend my money on real literature).
However I was super happy to receive this collection for Christmas, so I did enjoy reading the comics, and so I would recommend this
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Lee Battersby
Apr 03, 2013 Lee Battersby rated it it was ok
A couple of funny strips, a couple of sort-of-okay ones, and the rest pretty much follow this pattern:

"I like butter."
"You like butter?"
"I like butter."
"CANCER!"

Reading this strip on the web, where you get one every day or two probably helps to keep them fresh, but reading a hundred-odd in a row it becomes very quickly obvious that there is no tone or variation to the comic. Surprising, given four separate creators contribute, but the whole reading experience is very much like hearing the same s
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Minnna
Jul 22, 2015 Minnna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tuttuun tapaan hyvää epäkorrektia settiä, vaik pitikin tälleen suomennettuna lukea.
Allan Yeo
Oct 05, 2014 Allan Yeo rated it really liked it
Excellent Excellent, it plays on the humor that is derived from the least expected, the most unlikely and the highly offensive. Yet somehow, within this precarious age bracket and reading this book, the oddly offensive is transformed to a witty and funny comic. At times ridiculously funny, at times lame and cliche. The humor it inspires within you cannot be fully explained, and when two read the same comic strip, one may laugh his heart out while the other merely glances over. Such is the humor ...more
Nikita S.
Oct 11, 2015 Nikita S. rated it it was amazing
Obviously 5 stars.
Vasu
Jan 15, 2012 Vasu rated it it was amazing
An entertaining read, had me hooked from the first minute, great yet simple work, if you love comic strips, Cyanide and happiness is a great read, the right amount of humour and insults, make this one a keeper for the "Win" gags.


Warning : you may go to hell after reading.
Steve
Jan 12, 2011 Steve rated it liked it
Shelves: funny, comics
A terrible, hilarious comic by a group of friends. I don't like all their jokes, but enough stick to make it worth a read. It's nice to have these in a book, rather than via a hundred clicks of a website. Volume 2 is just as good.
Zee Allen
Jan 21, 2013 Zee Allen rated it really liked it
I love C and H but I cannot give it the full 5 stars as I dont agree with the child porn and paedophile 'humour' in this book.
The other pages are funny - there is so much you can laugh about but paedophilia isnt one of them.
Michael Bacon
Jan 04, 2014 Michael Bacon rated it did not like it
Too uneven, mostly uneven toward not-funny.
Jamie-Zachary Thackeroy
Nov 08, 2015 Jamie-Zachary Thackeroy rated it really liked it
I enjoy books like this due to them being the kind of book where you can open to any page and start reading. I adore comics and as a result am a fan of Kris' work.
Sirja Ellen
I expected a lot more of this. I've read the comics online and loved almost all. There was few comics in this book that made me laugh.
Holly
Jan 19, 2010 Holly rated it liked it
Shelves: own
These comics are hilarious. I read them on the website and they're so crude and random it makes me smile every morning.
Matt
Sep 01, 2011 Matt rated it really liked it
Read. Laugh. Feel terrible for laughing. Laugh some more. Then rinse and repeat.
Jamila Bost
Jul 27, 2011 Jamila Bost rated it it was amazing
Hilarious comics made easy to read in a portable fashion. Brought lots of laughter.
Richard Mulholland
Nov 16, 2012 Richard Mulholland rated it really liked it
Shelves: comedy, comic
Loved it! Every toilet needs this book :)
Nour Sharif
Nov 09, 2013 Nour Sharif rated it really liked it
Shelves: many-people, 2013, english
So much creativity! I am jealous >.<
Crystal
Aug 05, 2011 Crystal added it
Shelves: favorites
Love them!!!
Larry Kenney
HILARIOUS!
Louise
Mar 07, 2016 Louise rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
4 Stars!
Lynne
Feb 04, 2011 Lynne rated it really liked it
Crazy !!
Patricia Drummond
Jan 26, 2013 Patricia Drummond rated it it was amazing
LOL
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