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Liartown: The First Four Years 2013-2017

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  31 reviews
The collected posts of surreal website LiarTownUSA satirizing weird vintage books, albums, posters, and other printed ephemera of pop culture.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Feral House
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karen
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
full review to come, but OH how i loved this book.

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if anyone needs me (and you won't), i live inside this book now.

nothing has ever made me laugh this hard.

here's a sampling of ones that made me laugh/cry/pee, with those too naughty for goodreads filtered out. sorry, perverts. you wanna see birds with human penises, you do it on your own time. (but make sure you do it on your own time, because it is totally worth it.)

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Kevin
I've read the words (there are many) and I have looked at the pictures (many more than many) and I have thought a lot of thoughts and laughed many laughs and can now say that this is maybe the funniest book ever created. If you are without humor or folly, you will likely be confused. Pass me some of those oat goblins.
Rebecca Gransden
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing in the future
Jeff Lewonczyk
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A new gold standard for visual comedy. Expert conception and design lead to absurdities so believable that you start to see them out in the world, even when they don't exist. I'm more of a smirker than a laugher, but I woke my wife up guffawing multiple times while paging through this book. Can't recommend it enough to anyone who enjoys their humor dark, weird and precise.
Jak Krumholtz
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was often so hilarious I was shaking with laughter and had tears running even though I was alone. It’s the greatest book I’ve read that can’t be recommended to anyone. I assume most people will find a couple pages to be offended by although point of most jokes here are the genres being mimicked. The gamut of references here is astounding. I’m envious of Sean’s ability to not only consume but create pitch-perfect homages to culture with such a wicked off kilter humor. I’ve loved the website ...more
Ian
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Without question the funniest book I’ve ever owned. I have had to stop reading because I was in pain. This book is also a virus. Show it to someone who gets it and they will order themselves copies. I have infected several.
Tom
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest books I've read in years, with pitch-perfect parodies of pop culture (paperbacks, b-movies, and bad music).
Lisa
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, funny
Oh man, this shit cracked me up. I was cry-laughing. Brilliant.
Bryan Hovey
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book will forever have a place of honor on my coffee table.
John Curtin
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is essentially a fever dream of a talented graphic artist with a pornography addiction and a very very sharp sense of humor.

Nothing is spared, from the opening pages of "Apple Cabin" absurdist circular ads to the final sprawl of fake Netflix show descriptions - touching upon seagulls, the Civil War, lighthouse calendars, and so very much more along the way.

There isn't really a way to describe this book properly without coming across as deranged myself, so just let me say:

This book will
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Ademption
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Liartown is the best and only redeeming feature of Tumblr. I was momentarily confused but also glad to see the same content in book form.
John Spiller
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I have marked this book as "Read," it is a bit misleading because I continue to pick it up and re-read it because the content is so dense.

I was familiar with about 75% of the content, having been a long time follower of "Liartown"on Tumblr. Liartown takes the detritus of our consumer culture and recasts it into something that is endlessly amusing.

If you are a fan of The Onion or peak National Lampoon (73-79), then this book is a must-have.
Clay Cassells
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My discovery of the Liartown USA Tumblr page was comparable to the first time I discovered National Lampoon magazine in high school or unearthed a print issue of The Onion in grad school. Liartown USA is probably the funniest internet site on the planet, consistently blending graphic design and irreverent, often surreal, humor to pants-pissing effect. This collection is effectively a 'greatest hits' Liartown package, containing creator Sean Tejaratchi's best work from 2013 to 2017. I can't recom ...more
Quentin
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So why buy this book, when much of it is available on the liartown website? The best answer I can give is on the page with "Sweet love organic ecigs". On the website, each section of this pamplet is a separate image, bt in the book, the scope and detail of this delightfully weird paody is laid out with each gorgeous detail bright and visible. It's the details that make Tejaratchi's work so great and the book, moreso than the website, gave me a chance to linger on those details. Buy this crazines ...more
Dave
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How do you review a book like this? I don't laugh out loud at books often, but this one got me a few times. Every couple pages I kept thinking of someone else I wanted to recommend it to. My one complaint is that the binding seems a little shoddy. I have a feeling that in a few years pages will start dropping out.
Mike
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal. Tejaratchi must have plugged himself into the American-consumer-culture-collective-unconscious like Keanu Reeves jacking into the fucking Matrix to make this. The only coffee table book you will ever need, because everyone who owns this will surely be in a gulag by 2020 doing hard labor.
Jan
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the funniest book I have read in ages. Seemingly ordinary objects like grocery store flyers and magazine covers altered through Photoshop wizardry to create a convincingly weird alternate universe. I hope the recent changes at Tumblr don't prevent us from seeing more of Liartown in the future.
John August
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and super offensive. Definitely not a book to leave lying around where anyone could pick it up. My biggest criticism is that the text in some of the artwork is really small, especially the captioned screenshots.
Carlton Duff
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this book.
Tejaratchi takes mundane ephemera and warps into exalted satire, fn’ genius. Thank you sir, I will never look at something as ubiquitous and banal as a billboard on the side of the highway the same way ever again.
Taylor Shofner
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Simply incredible. RIP Taylor.
Eric
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wacky, hilarious, and wacky
David Tybor
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
So funny. Imagine if the Onion had a full-color baby with John Hodgman's Areas of My Expertise, except the baby was a Photoshop wizard.
Scott Fisher
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely hilarious. You will either know what you are buying and love it or have no idea and hate it. It can make me laugh for hours.
Ashley
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: funny, blog
Well that was something.
Grig O'
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The final relic of Man's creative greatness before the quantum revolution exposes free will for a quaint illusion.
Aaron Ambrose
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The funniest god damn thing that's been in front of my face in a seagull's age (i.e., 4 years). I want Sean Tejaratchi as a drinking buddy, and I'm sending a copy of this to all of my best friends.
D.M. Guay
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I seriously couldn't stop laughing.
Bad Penny
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funniest fuckin' thing I have seen in years.
Sean
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The stupidest funniest thing I have ever come across. I have rarely laughed so hard. Everything about this is so terribly wrong and perfect it hurts to think about.
Matthew
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If this is your kind of humor I've got good news for you
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