Second Python book I purchased back in the seventies , of the same as the previous book.
One Of The Most original And Groundbreaking Humor Classics Of All Time, The Papperbok Was Compiled For Methuen In The Early S By The Young Monty Python Team At The Height Of Their Surreal Powers And Was Published On The Heels Of The Improbable Success Of The Monty Python S Flying Circus Television Series A Surreal Delight, The Papperbok Was A Testing Ground For Ideas Equally As Fresh And Funny As The Flying Circus Material It Is Full Of Colorful And Rude Illustrations By Terry Gilliam, Oddball Instruction Sheets, Cod Schoolboy Stories About Adventure And Mischief, Misleading Horoscopes, Informative And Thrilling Features Such As Hamster A Warning, The Python Book Of Etiquette, And The London Casebook Of Detective Ren Descartes Zany Competitions, Fake Editorials, Spurious Film Reviews, And Some Of The Oddest Miscellany Ever Pressed Between The Pages Of A Book The Extraordinary Comic Genius Of Monty Python Is On Full Display In This Humor Classic, Too Long Unavailable And Now Back By Popular Demand I rate it 2 1 2 since I don t like it, but I don t hate it.
As I read the original publication, I wonder how many of the pages were actually used in the 2000 publication So wonderfully un pc If I recall correctly, this is the volume that contains the rules for a play at home Cheese Shop game It s as simple as you think, and twice as fun.
This is another blast from my past, a book I had picked up when it first came out in 1971 and began the process of eroding my mind Monty Python has a way of doing that My memory of the book included the authors celebrated attempt to make it into the record books with the most words ever published on a single page Pretty exciting stuff and I won t say how it turned out It was riveting enough however to induce my re purchase so that should say something Unlike the Big Red Book most of the material here is original and not a rehash of the programs Some of it is a bit unfunny, but that is made up for with gems like African Notebook That section is worth the price of the used book all on it s own Yes there are some naughty bits and the word bum gets mentioned quite a bit While the material is not lewd, there is some really good masturbation advice for those of you in need or just out of practice.
Again, if you are a Python fan you will enjoy this book If you are not there is nothing here that will change that and why are you reading this anyway Go away.
I gave the Big Red Book five stars which means I should probably give this one Five and a Half The Papperbok is the better of the two books thanks mainly to the increased amount of original material The Big Red Book has verbatim TV material while The Papperbok is full of original text the Pythons produced especially for their second literary outing The highlights are too many to mention and every page has something worth enjoying with less of the Big Red Book s nude lady padding.
Like it s predecessor, the Papperbok might look like a coffee table browser but it s actually a book to be read and reread over and over again It s not a throwaway TV tie in, it s the greatest comedy group in the world proving that they could lend their talents to the printed page as well as to TV, movies, the stage and the album format.
I hate to think how many times I read this book when I was in the full grip of my Monty Python obsession.
someone took an eraser and removed all of the letters e,c, and i quite a challenging read.