Thursday, 23 January 2014

The 100 Most Pointless Things In The World

pointless book

Alexander Armstrong & Richard Osman (2012) | Find it on Amazon

As a fan of the dinner time BBC quiz show Pointless I was of course intrigued by the release of a ‘pointless’ book penned by presenting duo Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

The 100 Most Pointless Things In The World is a quirky coffee table book which takes a closer look at some of the everyday things the duo would deem pointless. Just like on the show you will find a huge variety of topics amongst the book’s pages. Counting down from 100 to 1 each chapter features a different ‘pointless’ subject with everything from receipts to pet goldfish and even online reviews making it onto the list. The short, humorous rambles and observations in this book reminded me of those found in titles such as Miranda Hart’s debut Is It Just Me? and another popular BBC show Room 101.

In addition there are also quiz questions, anagrams and facts dotted throughout (with the answers all available in a section at the back of the book) to keep fans of the show on their toes whilst reading. Unfortunately I have a feeling I won’t remember much of the trivia I discovered along the way but nonetheless I enjoyed learning about various things as I read!

3 and a half stars
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