Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn

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Faber & Faber, Feb 19, 2009 - Humor - 384 pages

'These days, watching television is like sitting in the back of Travis Bickle's taxicab, staring through the window at a world of relentless, churning shod ... '

Cruel, acerbic, impassioned, gleeful, frequently outrageous and always hilarious, Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn collects the best of the much-loved Guardian Guide columns into one easy-to-read-on-the-toilet package.

Sit back and roar as Brooker rips mercilessly into Simon Cowell, Big Brother, Trinny and Susannah, Casualty, Davina McCall, Michael Parkinson ... and almost everything elso on television.

This book will make practically anyone laugh out loud.

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User Review  - elliepotten - LibraryThing

This is a book of Charlie Brooker's TV columns from The Guardian, dating way back to the early Noughties. You'd think that they'd be a bit boring to read now, so many years later, but actually Brooker ... Read full review

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User Review  - nwdavies - LibraryThing

At times bitingly, hilariously funny - and even when he's not he's still amusing and always readable. Time to search out some more of his writing I think. And isn't it about time he was back spitting his vitriol on tv again? Haven't seem him for a while. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

At the turn of the millennium, Charlie Brooker created the notorious website TV Go Home. More recently, he co-wrote Channel Four's Nathan Barley with Chris Morris.

Prior to become the Guardian Guide's TV critic, Brooker worked as a cartoonist, a videogames 'journalist', and a TV and Radio presenter.

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