Dawn Of The Dumb: Dispatches From The Idiotic Frontline & Screen Burn (books) £2.99 Each. Available instore & online (free delivery online too!)
*Dawn Of The Dumb: Dispatches From The Idiotic Frontline*
Polite, pensive, mature, reserved ... Charlie Brooker is none of these things and less. Rude, unhinged, outrageous, and above all funny, "Dawn of the Dumb" is essential reading for anyone with a brain and a spinal cord. And hands for turning the pages. Picking up where his hilarious "Screen Burn" left off, "Dawn of the Dumb" collects the best of Charlie Brooker's recent TV writing, together with uproarious spleen-venting diatribes on a range of non-televisual subjects - tackling everything from David Cameron to human hair.
Finally, a comprehensive collection of Charlie Brooker's hilarious Guardian Guide television column "Screen Burn". Possibly the angriest man in the world, Brooker (creator of the cult website TVGoHome) rips into his targets with merciless glee and an impossibly deft and scatalogical turn of phrase. Not a book that you can reliably read in public without letting out convulsive gulps of laughter, Charlie systematically demolishes Casualty, Simon Cowell, the Queen's speech, Jamie Oliver, Gillian McKeith, and pretty much anyone else who comes into range. If you're worried about the amount of rubbish on your TV these days then have no fear, Charlie Brooker is in your corner, and he's not going down without a fight!