How he was talked into an adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World by his friends Ricky Gerais and Stephen Merchant is any ones guess. The book is extremely funny and follows their trip giving a detailed insight with thoughts and feelings and a running commentary on places he doesn’t enjoy or understand. The book is well designed with great writing describing in detail his experiences and those of Gervais and Merchant and packed with photos.
An Idiot Abroad is class one genius. Pilkington’s seriously somber and gloomy, but extremely observant presentation with witty comments is excellent. His reactions to the unexpected, is no more than most of us would have, but the unintentional humour in his translation surpasses everything.
Referring to Pilkington as being naturally stupid is an understatement, he is hilariously stupid which will make any semi intelligent person roll with laughter because of his lack of knowledge on everything.