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Toriko, Vol. 01 by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
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For whole series.

Absoluteyl brilliant.

Essentially half an homage half a parody to shonen manga taking them to logical extremes with cooking. It is funny, surreal and just so full on awesome you have to read it.
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20th Century Boys, Band 1 by Naoki Urasawa
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Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 by Hajime Isayama
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Review for the series as whole so far not the first volume or this particular translation (the title translation is poor and nonsensical, advancing titans would be more accurate, I just call it shingeki no kyojin).

Excellent series, it is a very nice...more
Wilt On High by Tom Sharpe
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Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe
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The Wilt Alternative by Tom Sharpe
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Wilt by Tom Sharpe
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Flight from Deathrow by Harry Hill

When Harry is offered a gig at a gonk factory in Leeds, heleaps at the chance. It’s the perfect opportunity to get away from his flatmate Prince Edward, and the twenty pygmies renting space in his sock drawer. Little does Harry realise that..." Read more of this review »
Livin' The Dreem by Harry Hill
Livin' The Dreem: A Year In My Life
by Harry Hill
read in September, 2012
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Split between a 3 and a 4 as it is pretty fun and a good parody.

However I chose 3 because it is simply not as good or inventive as his novel(ish) Flight From Deathrow which is complete genius and much more compelling as a book and piece of surreal hu...more
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Philip Pullman
“Tolkien, who created this marvellous vehicle, doesn't go anywhere in it. He just sits where he is. What I mean by that is that he always seems to be looking backwards, to a greater and more golden past; and what's more he doesn't allow girls or women any important part in the story at all. Life is bigger and more interesting than The Lord of the Rings thinks it is.”
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Tim Harford
“Hours are long. Wages are pitiful. But sweatshops are the symptom, not the cause, of shocking global poverty. Workers go there voluntarily, which means—hard as it is to believe—that whatever their alternatives are, they are worse. They stay there, too; turnover rates of multinational-owned factories are low, because conditions and pay, while bad, are better than those in factories run by local firms. And even a local company is likely to pay better than trying to earn money without a job: running an illegal street stall, working as a prostitute, or combing reeking landfills in cities like Manila to find recyclable goods.”
Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist

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