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The Hell of It All by Charlie Brooker
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Nov 05, 2009

it was amazing

Charlie Brooker is my hero. Or at least one of them. In addition to having written maybe the finest zombie movie (well, TV series) ever, Dead Set, as well as Nathan Barley, his collaboration with Chris Morris (another hero), and his scathingly, achingly entertaining series Screenwipe, his column for The Guardian is essential reading. This, the third collection of his columns, is fantastic. No one can coin a venomously witty phrase like Brooker. But underlying his misanthropy is palpable warmth and decency. This book isn't just a mound of axes he's grinding. There's brilliant observations, laugh out loud wit and more. Brilliant. My only beef is I wish the published title was, in fact, Why Everything Is So Shit. I like The Hell Of It All, but that's got nothing on the former. Highly recommended.

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