Title: Karlology

Author: Karl Pilkington

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 224

Rating: 4/5

This book shares the dubious wisdom of Karl Pilkington, a northerner with a head shaped like an egg who comes out with some of the most ridiculous questions and ideas you’ve ever come across. You might be familiar with him if you’ve ever listened to Ricky Gervais’ podcast.

The cool thing about this book is that it’s organised into chapters that follow Pilkington’s adventures at different tourist attractions, many of which I’ve been to myself. For example, he talks about visiting the Science Museum and the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Millennium Dome, both of which I’ve been to.

But even though it’s interesting to read about those exhibitions, it’s even more fun to see Pilkington’s interpretation of what he saw and what he learned. And it’s not just the tourist attractions – he also went to get a brain scan and talked a little bit about that, too.

All in all, there’s a lot of funny stuff here, but in a weird way, it also teaches you things. I never thought I’d say that about a Karl Pilkington book, considering that he’s not exactly known for being wise or the teaching kind. But here, he’s just sharing a few of the things he’s learned along the way.

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