There’s a genuinely wild and extravagant talent at work in Reeves’ imagination, a real determination to create something that’s distinctively his and nobody else’s
- Jon Walsh, INDEPENDENT
Think you know your Vanilla Ice from your Leonardo da Vinci? Think you can tell the X-Factor from the “X-Men”? Think again...At last, one of Great Britain’s most remarkable and idiosyncratic minds presents a personally illustrated guide to all you really need to know about everything. Vic Reeves - the only man ever to have met King Kong - sees things differently from you and me. This book takes us on an irresistible visual romp through his world - from exploding jellyfish to revolving toupees. Dive in at random, and you will find that everything you thought you knew turns out to have been just that little bit wrong. Vic Reeves’ “Vast Book of World Knowledge” is an education - with pictures! - a revelation, a celebration, a pontification, and an entirely magnificent aberration...Prepare to go where no-one has been before - prepare to enter the world of Vic Reeves.
Jim Moir, known to most as Vic Reeves, was born in Darlington. ‘I was eight pounds when I was born, healthy and of good cheer; yet the midwife suggested that it might be a good idea for Mum to feed me on Complan… This she did, and I ballooned to a frightening ten stone by the age of three months. I became so corpulent so quickly that my mother was unable to pluck me from my cot and I was eventually prised out with an oar’. Vic is one of the UK’s most popular comedians. His television successes, with Bob Mortimer, have included Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, and the long-running surreal panel game Shooting Stars.