The Incomplete Tim Key: About 300 of his poetical gems and what-nots

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This is Key's most comprehensive collection of poeticals put together to date. The sheer weight of the book is testament to this comprehensivality. Of course it is lighter than something like a Braun fridge or a fat guy. But as a book, you will note, it's of a nice weight. It's full of poems by Key (award-winning) primarily about love, sex, dreams, death and fruit (strawberries, beans etc). The publishing of the book in no way ties in with things like 'demand' or 'clamour' but is more a result of Key having a full English breakfast with the right person at the right time. Key is not the sort of person to take offence if you don't buy his book but instead replace it on its shelf or lazily slot it between a couple of DBC Pierres or dump it by a pot plant next to the till. Key's just happy that someone has bothered to touch it. That is enough for Key (Newswipe).

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"Key locates the spot where poetry, comedy and art intersect, picnics there pleasurably, then takes a crap on it." (Adam Buxton)

"I am jealous of my friend Tim Key. He has one of the funniest, smartest comic minds in the country. If women start finding him attractive I will hang myself." (Stephen Merchant)

"Renders all other poetry collections redundant, which they were anyway." (Charlie Brooker)

"If there's a funnier book of poems published this year, then we will eat all the hats in the Dazed fashion cupboard. ... [Key] is one of those rare and blessed people who seem almost biologically incapable of doing anything that isn't completely hilarious. ... a total comic masterpiece from a total comic genius" (Dazed and Confused)

"Key is a brilliantly intelligent comic. His poems are hugely skilful, and often funnier in five lines than many comedians can manage to be in an hour on stage" (The List)


Praise for Tim Key's stand-up shows:
'The writing is terribly acute . . . the delivery beyond funny

" (The Guardian)

"He's a genius plain and simple. Whilst he's definitely an acquired taste, once you have acquired it you'll agree with us that there isn't a better comic out there." (Time Out)

"In any other sphere apart from comedy, we'd probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius." (The Telegraph)

"A hidden gem . . . artfully shambolic . . . Pitched somewhere between Withnail and Eddie The Eagle." (Metro)

"It's incredibly funny, but as a mood piece, almost a happening." (The Times)

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