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Work! Consume! Die! | [Frankie Boyle]

Work! Consume! Die!

There are fears that this Christmas could see the start of a double-dip recession, or worse still a double-dip-with-misery-sprinkles and f**k-where’s-my-job?-sauce. Why not chuckle into the howling void as taloned fingers reach up to consume you with Frankie Boyle’s new book, Work! Consume! Die! A no-holds-barred tour de force of comic writing, Work! Consume! Die! is Frankie Boyle at his brutal, taboo-busting best.
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Publisher's Summary

Brace yourself, Frankie’s back, and he’s more outspoken and brilliantly inappropriate than ever.

There are fears that this Christmas could see the start of a double-dip recession, or worse still a double-dip-with-misery-sprinkles and f**k-where’s-my-job?-sauce. Why not chuckle into the howling void as taloned fingers reach up to consume you with Frankie Boyle’s new book, Work! Consume! Die!

In Work! Consume! Die! stand-up comedy's favourite pessimist, Frankie Boyle, offers his outrageous, laugh-out-loud, cynical rant on life as he knows it. He describes your reality as viewed through a bloodshot eye pressed against a shit-smeared telescope, focused on hell:

  • Charlie Sheen’s life consists of going on huge drug benders with groups of porn stars. If he straightened himself out he could have a really mediocre career as a bit-part Hollywood actor. Playing the role of Martin Sheen’s corpse. He’s crazy like a fox! And also actually crazy. What a tragic waste, not being Charlie Sheen is. How majestic it will be for him to die, possibly quite soon, knowing that when they make a movie of his life, it will be a porno.
  • The X Factor will be allowed to show product placements. That’s powerful advertising. Last series I realised that looking at the judges alone had made me subconsciously buy a gnome, a scrag-end of mutton, a vacuous mannequin and a suspected gay.
  • The Taliban are running out of bullets. Operation "Get our troops to absorb them with their bodies" is finally paying off. The Taliban are finding it impossible to get hold of essential supplies – at last we’re fighting on equal terms. But let’s not get complacent. Just because they’re running out of bullets we mustn’t assume our boys won’t get shot. Remember, the US troops have still got plenty.

©2011 Frankie Boyle (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

Reviews of My Shit Life So Far: "If you are suffocating in cosy Christmas cheer, this abrasively cynical, relentlessly misanthropic book might feel like a welcome faceful of ice-cold water straight out of the Clyde." (The Sunday Times)

"Quite triumphantly, this is the most abusive, obscene, insulting memoir yet published… Many, many funny lines here. A difficult book to read sedately in public." (The Evening Standard)

"He has a shocking, acid-tongued wit and his sharp observations make this one of the funniest autobiographies I’ve read." (The Sun)

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    Jarrod Dunedin, New Zealand 09-24-12
    Jarrod Dunedin, New Zealand 09-24-12
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    "Classic Boyle"
    If you could sum up Work! Consume! Die! in three words, what would they be?

    Frankie Boyle Rules


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    If you're familiar with Frankie then you know what you're getting into; if unsure maybe check him out on YouTube to see that he's the right fit for you. Great price!

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    Rhiannon Christchurch, New Zealand 11-30-11
    Rhiannon Christchurch, New Zealand 11-30-11
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    "Skip the audiobook, buy the real thing."

    Hilarious, exactly what you would expect from Frankie Boyle. However, I ended up having to read my friend's copy because of the bad choice of narrator.
    Apparently they just decided to get any ol' Scottish person to do it. His voice keeps dropping out mid-word, making it difficult to understand. The narrator has no sense of comedy intonation. After ten minutes, I gave up because I was crossing between trying to understand what word he had just said and trying not to fall asleep.
    A good paper book, not a very good audiobook.

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  • Mike
    EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
    12/16/11
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    "Wow! Frankie has a soul after all - called "Angus""

    I read Frankie's first book and like most people concluded I wouldn't want to live next door to him. With this book, a mix of anecdotes, diary items and flights of imagination - all interwoven - it's not always obvious moment to moment whether the stories are real or imagined. Nevertheless, after reading it, I liked the author a lot more and recognised that he is indeed far more rich - in money and mind - than some of his other works suggest. Well written in a highly accessible non-writerly way, well spoken by the narrator too, who somehow channels much of Frankie's spirit and manner without actually attempting an impersonation. An interesting book that sticks in the mind and not the craw.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Biggleswade, United Kingdom
    10/21/12
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    "No, no, no!"

    I'm a huge fan of Frankie Boyle. I just couldn't get into this. I'm keeping it as I'll keep trying. I must be missing something given some of the other reviews!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    1/28/12
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    "Maybe Frankie should have read it."

    I like Frankie Boyle, like many people I've enjoyed watching him pushing comedy to the limits of what is socially acceptable, however... there's a point at which amusing irony crosses over to the realms of acidic diatribe and that is precisely what happens with this book. Maybe Frankie's problem is that he loses the non verbal part of speech and the body language that make him funny in person.

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  • T.
    United Kingdom
    1/4/12
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    "Superb !"

    Uncomfortable, line-crossing, irreverent, foul mouthed creativity at its best which is no doubt illegal in places! And Supurb!!

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