A book of faction – facts disguised as fiction and fiction disguised as fact – in the form of quotations, observations, word games and decidedly different definitions. The Little Read Book takes a sideways (and sometimes full frontal) look at life, the universe and almost everything, from the art of accountancy to zapping a couple of jars of zythum down at the Giza Khufu Bar. If you want a witty riposte, ammunition for a speech or just a funny, thought-provoking read, then this is the book for you. If there are clever clogs you can never find a present for, then this is the book for them. You’re guaranteed to find something to make you laugh, shake your head in disbelief or nod it in recognition, or just reflect on the insane, inane, sometimes lethal and invariably comic world we all call home. It’s original, it’s funny, sometimes wise, sometimes groan-making – but mostly, The Little Read Book is all about having fun with words and ideas.