August 6, 2018

The Bespokist Society Guide to London by Jeremy Liebster



Synopsis

You have in your hands one of the most curated city guides ever created. As the first travel book produced by the hugely influential Bespokist Society, this handy guide takes you to a London you’ve never seen: a London of challenging Etruscan restaurants, edgy branding parlours, emoji hotels and hidden Icelandic communities; a London where 8-ply toilet paper is a thing.

On the way, meet an eclectic band of inspiring Londoners - from scriveners to socialites via urban wordsmiths and coffee preachers - and see why London is now the global epicentre of Bespokist consciousness, community and culture.

"sparse... some glaring omissions” FoodPorn London

“only page 23 is of mild interest” http://www.londonpetlover.com

“Wow!!! A genuinely bespoke city guide!!!” Tommy Sponge, Chairman, The Bespokist Society

My Review

As you guys probably know, I recently got to go to London, and absolutely fell in love with the city. Knowing I had this trip planned, I jumped at the chance to take part in this blog tour. But big disclaimer here: this is not just any city guidebook. No, this is a satirical, uproariously funny guidebook, poking fun at niche hipster culture.

Each page had me cracking a smile if not all out belly laughing. The wit and cleverness just roll off the page, but I do have a very dry and sarcastic sense of humor. Many of the entries are accompanied by a high quality and Instagram-worthy image, further emphasizing the overall "extra-ness" of everything in this guide.

This was a fast, funny, novelty read that I really enjoyed. It was very short, and I would have liked to see a little more content.

Just know going into this that this guide will not help tourists make their way through London. This fantastic work of fiction belongs in the humor section of the bookstore, rather than the travel section. 

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

About the Author

The Bespokist Society Guide to London is a work of fiction written by born and bred Londoner, Jeremy Liebster. Somewhat surprisingly, Jeremy is also a city lawyer - formerly at DLA Piper and now a General Counsel within a large private equity group. Jeremy is utterly obsessed with travel books and although he might poke fun at urban fads, hipster fried chicken is his guilty pleasure. He also has an unusual interest in clothes hangers.

You can follow The Bespokist Society on Twitter, or visit the website here.

Thanks so much to Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of this read! If satirical travel books are right up your alley, be sure to pick up a copy!


12 comments:

Bookworms Corner said...

Brilliant review. This sounds like an amusing read.

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

Sounds like such a fun book. I should have given it to my son and his girlfriend before they went to London. I might still give it to them.

Allie Bock said...

Lovely review. I have been seeing this book pop up with great reviews.

DJ Sakata said...

Lovely review - looks like a fun book

Megan said...

A satirical guidebook sounds like a great read :) So glad you enjoyed it.

Love, Sawyer said...

Wonderful review! This sounds like such an amusing read.

Jordanne said...

I've seen a few positive reviews for this ... and I do enjoy poking fun at hipster culture , I might have to pick this one up!

fizah saeed said...

Looks like a fun read.

Bewitched Reader Book Blog said...

This looks like a fun adventure!

Nikki Saturday Nite Reader said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Especially since you just visited!

Heidi said...

Sounds like a good fun book. Great review!

Whispering Stories said...

I read and reviewed this book earlier in the year. It was a lot of fun. Great for those that like satire. Lovely review.