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I, Partridge by Alan Partridge
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Jan 10, 2012

it was ok

I had a think about whether I wanted to read this - having thought that the TV programme was some of the finest comedy of all time. I decided that it might be a bit annoying and didn't want to go for it. However, receiving it as an Xmas present made up my mind.

There is no doubt that it is funny - more for reminding you of the day today, the chat show series, the travel tavern series and then when he is in the caravan. The travel tavern is the real peak and some of the best TV this side of Fawlty Towers, Father Ted and the Young Ones.

The book - like the character - is annoying. Too many footnotes and the musical accompiment doesn't really work.

There are a couple of absolute laugh out loud moments - the best being the spontaneous applause on the train which is classic partridge cringe fest - but then its kind of ruined by an explanation of the misunderstanding that happens straight after.

A nice trip down memory lane but really, an Xmas cash cow.

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Sonia I hope your daughter doesn't read this!

Scott Needless to say I had the last laugh ....

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