Happyslapped by a Jellyfish

Oct. 24th

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish
By Karl Pilkington

Most travel memoirs are written through rose-coloured glasses, relating anecdotes for readers of sunshine, language gaffs, delicious local cuisine, helpful people and happy coincidences. Not so with Karl Pilkington’s travelogue, Happyslapped by a Jellyfish. As a former producer and star for XFM Radio’s the Ricky Gervais show, Karl is not a good traveler. He falls into the category of reluctant tourist, one who is mistrustful of foreign places and customs, someone whose touring glasses are more cloudy-grey than silver-lined. For all that he seems to dislike traveling, he does get around. From holidaying in Wales - with chicken-pox - as a youngster, to the stormy and jellyfish laden seas of the Caribbean; from boring Brussels to miserable Malaga, Karl relates his many misadventures and traveling disappointments, with comic illustrations, lots of non-sequiturs and even some bad limericks. This book is ideal two groups of people – those who love to travel but are putting it off due to the economy and want to make themselves feel better about it, and those who realize – like Karl – that their own backyard is the ideal travel destination. To whichever group you belong, this book is a hilarious, fast read. Reserve it in our on-line catalogue here.


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