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The Penguin John Lennon

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Paperback, 157 pages
Published 1966 by Penguin Books Ltd
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Dec 04, 2008 Dan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
You don't have to be a fan of the Beatles or of John Lennon to like this book (although if you are a fan, that shouldn't get in the way of your enjoyment--unless you're hoping to find out who was the walrus--but that can be fun too).

Lennon's short "stories" are light, comical and whimsical. The style reminds one of surrealist poetry, of the nonsense verse of Edward Lear, of the punning of James Joyce.
Surreal, poetic, nonsensical, play on words, fanciful... John Lennon's mind was a gem of creative wordplay. His little stories and poems are fun, funny, light, child-like, and endearing, and a little dark at times. It is in the same genre at times as Lewis Caroll (think "Jabberwocky") and Bob Dylan's TARANTULA. Inspiring to broaden your "discriptionary" for everyday speech...
I have to say I enjoyed the book less than I hoped. Some parts of it I enjoyed rather much, but mostly I thought it was confused and obscure with its purpose, which made it quite irritating to read. The language was sometimes also rather indistinct to me, as I'm not native English. (July 15, 2006)
Interesting writing and pictures by John Lennon.
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John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE, was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, and together with Paul McCartney formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager, his first band, The Quarrymen, evolving into The Beatles in 19...more
More about John Lennon...
In His Own Write A Spaniard in the Works The John Lennon Letters Skywriting by Word of Mouth and Other Writings The Writings of John Lennon

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