Josh Wolk
November 02, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Borat: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and...Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Borat Sagdiyev
publisher
Flying Dolphin Press
genre
Fiction, Comic Novels

We gave it a B-

Half devoted to the mockumentary star’s home country, half to America, this spinoff is about half as much fun as Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2006 movie. Though sharp at times (”Some famous homosexuals American men includes Spiderman, Ronald Micdonalds and Madonna”), he leans on his favorite taboo punchlines — rape, selling women, fearing Jews (and throwing them down wells) — until they’re boring, not shocking. Borat: Touristic Guidings to MinorNation of U.S. and A. and…Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is the perfect gift for the guy in your office who’s still saying ”It’s niiice!” B-

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