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Discovering Scarfolk Hardcover – 16 Oct. 2014
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"Scarfolk is a town in north-west England that did not progress beyond 1979. The entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. In Scarfolk children must not be seen OR heard, and everyone has to be in bed by 8 p.m. because they are perpetually running a slight fever..."
Part-comedy, part-horror, part-satire, Discovering Scarfolk is the surreal account of a family trapped in the town. Through public information posters, news reports, books, tourist brochures and other ephermera, we learn about the darker side of childhood, school and society in Scarfolk.
A massive cult hit online, Scarfolk re-creates with shiver-inducing accuracy and humour our most nightmarish childhood memories.
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"The parodies are so accurate you'll never look at the real thing in the same way again....A 'Must Read'."
-SciFi Now Magazine
- SFX Magazine
"The clever perfection of the parody images, combined with the Pythonesque word play and riffs on the stranger aspects of British culture, are a masterpiece in absurdist horror."
-The Daily Grail
About the Author
- Publisher : Ebury Press; First Edition (16 Oct. 2014)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0091958482
- ISBN-13 : 978-0091958480
- Dimensions : 13.8 x 2 x 20.6 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 19,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This ridiculous publication LIES about the wonderful town of Scarfolk and tells many UNTRUTHS.
Do not buy this book, it will make you question things which should not be questioned.
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(1) There are several footnotes in this book which provide useful background information
Boy was I surprised when I had finished this brilliant book.
I am not going to attempt to describe the story as I believe to do so would ruin the pleasure for other people but suffice to say that for someone born in the 1960's this brought back many happy memories of the 1970's due to its use of old ephemera from that period.
This book is one of the funniest books that I have read in a long while unfortunately it was so good that I had to keep reading and finished it within about 10 hours. If this author should write other books (and I think on the basis of this one he will) I for one will certainly be buying them.
Worth every penny, buy it now!
Of course, everyone has their own taste in comedy and this book obviously appeals to many. It just didn't do it for me, and it was a shame as I quite liked the concept.