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Follow up to the hilarious Molvania. Brilliant, although understandably not for everyone!!
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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.
Recieved this today from Kinedi. Looking forward to reading it after Molvania.
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.
Arrived this morning. Can't wait to start reading!
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.
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.
"Either it's my rusty English, or there's something fishy about this book." (My Mom)
The book package is now on its way to Piiku.
The book arrived today, thanks CatharinaL for sending it.
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***
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.
Journal Entry 14
Controlled Release in Given to a friend, Friend -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 19, 2005
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Sent to TinkEsq today by mediamail. Delivery confirmation number is 03050830000337221067. Check www.usps.com for updates.
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.
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!
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!
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Journal Entry 19
USPS by Media Mail in -- Paperbackswap.com, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, February 01, 2006
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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