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Return to Book Page. Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas. A true-life travel tale of fate, coincidence, drugs, stand-up comedy,unless of course it's really funny. Paperback , pages.
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Jul 24, Mike Steven rated it really liked it. Most of the way through it's just an account of some people getting wasted, meeting women and exchanging matey banter as they strive to take the perfect photo in the desert near Vegas. Brendon Burns is accompanied by a couple of friends - and his mate's dad - on the adventure and it reads like an extended humourous anecdote.
However, the end of the book shows self-awareness and Burns' reflection of his own role in the whole adventure somehow gives the whole thing more depth. There's a few really Most of the way through it's just an account of some people getting wasted, meeting women and exchanging matey banter as they strive to take the perfect photo in the desert near Vegas. There's a few really funny scenes in the book but it kind of helps if you are familiar with Burns' stand-up because a lot of it is funnier if you can read it in his 'voice'.
I guess that's a trite observation though because why else would you buy the book if you hadn't seen Burns live? Finally, I'll finish with an anecdote of my own. The first time I saw Brendon Burns was sometime around or something and he was one of four comedians on the bill at the Glee Club in Birmingham. I rather drunkenly approached him and offered the money for his CD.
Jan 18, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Not many reviews on this, or indeed ratings maybe fans of this particular comedian are not readers? I am, however, a big fan of Brendon Burns. I can't really imagine anyone who is not familiar picking up this book. For those who are, it's a must read!
I read this in a few days and I loved it.
All the way through I could hear his accent speaking the words Australian and that really lent something special to it. I found myself laughing far too hard at this late in to the night because I co Not many reviews on this, or indeed ratings maybe fans of this particular comedian are not readers? I found myself laughing far too hard at this late in to the night because I couldn't stop reading.
In short - Burnsy and a few friends hire a convertible and travel the desert to Vegas on a very special road trip. Throw in a few comedy gigs, a lot of taking the piss out of each other, alcohol, weed, magic mushrooms, and the pursuit of the perfect photograph as seen on the cover. There might have been some aliens In short, best book I've read this year ok its only number 2 of the year.
That was just what i needed after the dreadfully boring book i just suffered through, took just a few days to rip through this joyous journey of a story. If you are looking for a profound erudite journey through Vegas then this isn't the travel book for you, this is a few guys getting slaughtered on a cocktail of drink, drugs, hookers, and just enjoying themselves, and the lengths Burnsy will go to to get his picture! If In short, best book I've read this year ok its only number 2 of the year.
If you haven't seen any of Brendon's standup then probably not a good idea to read this book, i think it helps to know his sense of humour first. Also when yuo read a book you usually create the voices in your head as you read, but this is unmistakably Burnsy he is loud even in your head! Extra hilarity as for much of the trip he has lost his voice and so had to resort to writing in a pad, man if that could be published alongside this it would be even more hilarious.
Mar 12, Jase rated it it was amazing.
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