A review by Nalini Haynes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Format: hardcover, 144 pages
Graham is a hardworking plumber whose father lost his head developing the Iron Throne.
Graham’s wife has Aspirations; she’s a bit of a social climber. And a dragon-collector. Graham will Never. Again. let his wife loose unsupervised in a Welsh craft fair.
References to A Game of Thrones and its author, George R R Martin, abound, as do references to other pop culture icons and contemporary life.
Each page is beautifully illustrated with drawings — perhaps a frieze — surrounding large text or images of pipes crawling along a tiled wall for fine text. Opposite many pages with large-text quotable statements (that are, nonetheless, part of the story) are images of toilets of mind-bending and, occasionally, stomach-churning capacity.
Graham of Thrones is from the same people who brought us Fifty Sheds of Grey; although I haven’t seen the latter book, the twitter feed was highly entertaining. Just like Fifty Sheds, Graham of Thrones ‘innocently’ led me up the garden path to the outhouse where I was left laughing out loud or holding my nose.
Graham of Thrones, an adorable little hardcover book, is perfect for that long session in the Smallest Room upon your own Throne. I’d buy one for the minion because the length and toilet humor is perfect but NO BOOKS ARE DESECRATED BY ENTERING THE INNER SANCTUM IN MY HOUSE. And I already have a copy. And I read a fair bit out to him as I worked my way through its bowels. I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy a bit of toilet humour. This one is a royal flush.
You have my permission to derail this comment threat with puns. Kgo.
Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars