Review: The World Cup of Everything by Richard Osman

Title: The World Cup of Everything

Author: Richard Osman

Pages: 400 Pages

Publisher: Coronet

The Blurb

In The World Cup Of Everything Richard Osman* gives you and your friends the chance to vote on some of the most controversial, and funniest arguments of our time.

What is the greatest chocolate bar of all?

It’s the Twirl surely? Maybe Maltesers?

What are the greatest crisps of all time? 

Frazzles of course! Anything but Ready Salted Walkers

Best sitcom ever?

Hmmm, ‘Only Fools And Horses’ or ‘Blackadder’

Best animal?

Dog!, No wait, cat! No wait, dog!

Hold on, you disagree? You think that Pickled Onion Monster Munch are the best crisps? And ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ is the best sitcom?

Play along with The World Cup Of Everything and you and your family and friends can decide these things once and for all. You will be arguing about, then voting on, the best crisps, the best chocolate, the best sweets, the best sitcom, the best Christmas songs, the best Disney films, the best biscuits and so much more.

It is also packed with amazing stories and incredible facts on everything from Nandos to ‘Die Hard’ to Jammie Dodgers.

And who wins? You decide!

*Richard from Pointless, you know the one.

(Goodreads Blurb)

The Review

Years ago, to keep my students entertained on a lunch period we decided to create the ‘League of Biscuits’. We measured he varies qualities of each biscuit – texture, dunkability, taste and we decided that the best biscuit is the ginger nut – not the favourite biscuit but it is the best.

Richard Osman’s book The World Cup of Everything is built on this premise – in this book you get a game and a really good book to read. It is a book that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

The World Cup of Everything by Richard Osman is available now.

For more information regarding Richard Osman (@richardosman) please visit his Twitter page.

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