I have two (2) copies of the upcoming book “BORAT: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” to give out to some lucky readers. The book not only captures the voice of the character, but are pretty uncompromising in taste, containing multiple photos of genitalia, both male and female. (Part of the joke are the tiny censor bar covering only a small part of them, bringing rise to a “Why Did They Even Bother?” moment multiple times.)
There’s a little repetition in gags from the movie that may turn off some. But if you followed the Borat publicity blitz last year, you shouldn’t be surprised - Sacha Baron Cohen recycled many lines for Borat’s multiple late night talk show appearances, each time dropping one big thing that was new to keep it fresh. The book is much the same, bringing a bit more depth into the insanity of Borat’s assertions about his country and our own. For a taste, here’s some sample pages from the book I received earlier.