Phaic Tan

Registered by hunnyb of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 4/13/2005
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Follow up to the hilarious Molvania. Brilliant, although understandably not for everyone!!

Journal Entry 2 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 17, 2005
List of bookray participants:

kinedi
mirp
CatharinaL
Piiku
Rampallion
TinkEsq
ProfWendi
dospescados
sublevel4


Journal Entry 3 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, April 28, 2005
Again, a very witty spoof travel guide book. Good read but must admit since I read Molvania first you kinda know what this book is going to be like as well so it does take the unique surprise element away. It might be a better idea to send them off individually and have two seperate bookrings. Even does it does
describe a different ' country' the idea behind it is the same, but still a very good funny read.

Journal Entry 4 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Off to mirp now. Enjoy !

Journal Entry 5 by rem_BSM-942247 on Friday, May 13, 2005
Recieved this today from Kinedi. Looking forward to reading it after Molvania.

Journal Entry 6 by rem_BSM-942247 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
I did enjoy it but I'd have to agree with Kinedi, having read the first one (Molvania) you don't get at much of a kick out of this.

This is on it's way to CatharinaL in Finland. I hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 7 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, May 30, 2005
Arrived this morning. Can't wait to start reading!

Journal Entry 8 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
I started with Phaic Tan to avoid the 'sequel' feeling. Will see just how Molvania stands the test after this.

The book was hilarious, although at times I needed to stretch my sense of humor a bit. Some of the parody was too black for my taste and not always uniformly witty. But, while certain types of jokes were wearing thin towards the end, feature contributor Philippe's lovely advice never once let me down.

Do let me know if these guys ever release Pfaffländ, the travel guide to Northern delights :-)

Hubby wants to read this while I devour Molvania; so over to him now.

Journal Entry 9 by EkaVekara from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, June 06, 2005
I liked the idea of a fake travel guide, and I was eager to start reading it. After a couple of dozen pages I felt as if the book was getting monotonous, the jokes repeating the same pattern over and over. They were. Perhaps the book is best read a few pages here and there at a time.
I found the feature contributions the most amusing parts of the book. Jonathan Quibble was definitely my favourite with his top tips for the luxury traveller.
I didn't read Molvanîa, so I cannot compare the two. I wonder how many sequels they are going to write.

Journal Entry 10 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, June 06, 2005
"Either it's my rusty English, or there's something fishy about this book." (My Mom)
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The book package is now on its way to Piiku.

Journal Entry 11 by wingPiikuwing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, June 07, 2005
The book arrived today, thanks CatharinaL for sending it.

Journal Entry 12 by wingPiikuwing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, June 12, 2005
I read bits here and there, just as I do when reading a "real" travel guide. After Molvanîa you know what to expect of this one, but there were also some new features. I especially enjoyed the hints for the budget traveller (by Sven Teitarssen), as well as Tina Payne's safety aspects.

*** June 14th: sending to Rampallion, as sublevel4 is on vacation until the end of June***

Journal Entry 13 by rampallion from Evanston, Illinois USA on Saturday, July 16, 2005
I found both books only mildly amusing rather than sidesplittingly funny. Maybe I'm just in a bad mood?

These are packaged up and ready to go to TinkEsq. I plan to mail them on Tuesday.

Released 14 yrs ago (7/19/2005 UTC) at Controlled Release in Given to a friend, Friend -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 15 by TinkEsq from Akron, Ohio USA on Saturday, July 23, 2005
Arrived today...will read this as soon as I finish its predecessor, "Molvania".

8/4/05 - Like "Molvania", this was amusing but not laugh out loud hilarious. But unlike most people who have read both, I actually liked "Phaic Tan" better. There was a lot more word-play with names of places, restaurants, etc. And the increased amount of commentary from the featured writers was a big plus.
The two books will be in the mail to ProfWendi this Saturday.

Journal Entry 16 by ProfWendi from Oakville, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 18, 2005
What a nice treat to receive *two* books in the mail! I had only heard of Molvania, I didn't realize they had written others..! Very cool! What a great way to enjoy the rest of the summer! :) Thanks!

Journal Entry 17 by ProfWendi from Oakville, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 05, 2005
Wow, time flies..! I finished these books quite a while ago..! :( anyway, now they're off to dospescados in NY!

I really enjoyed reading this book - I loved the smaller details like the names of cities on the maps, the little advertisements on the inside of the back cover. I loved how the pictures were obviously of real people but were used to accentuate some bizzare piece of culture or history!

Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 18 by dospescados on Monday, November 14, 2005
Thanks!

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Sublevel4 picked these up at a booksale so they're going their separate ways now.

sending to arachel, San Francisco, CA

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