John Lennon: In His Own Write & A Spaniard In The Works
I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass -- much to my Aunties supplies. As a member of the most publified Beatles my (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this boo...more
John may not have been the greatest poet outside of his songs, but he was always an interesting one. He used language as an ends instead of a means. Most of his poems seem completely nonsensical, but by the end you kind of get it. He makes up words and sentence structure to serve his own needs. And he draws simple line drawings to go with the poems. A little like Shel Silverstein, actually.
Both of these books and Skywriting By Word Of Mouth are great a ...more
Like most things John Lennon did, it was overrated nonsense that was frequently offensive. Yeah, yeah, some of this might have be ...more
But when reading it while each story or poem or play has several elements of ridiculousness, it really is a commentary on politics, religion, and stereotypes. He exposes them so that the reader can see the silliness and ...more
С сожалением должна сказать, что рассказы Джона Леннона к ним присоединились. Я отдаю себе отчет, что все его истории построены на немыслимых и остроумных каламбурах, высмеивании общества и так далее. И я так же понимаю, какую колоссальную работу проделали переводчики, пытаясь все это перевести. Но - тем не менее. Может быть, я просто прочитала эту книгу не в то время, не в том месте.
п.с. кстати, если вы сомневаетесь читать ...more
The stories/poems have a sophomoric darkness. Some are good like No Flies on Frank. Most are just okay. But there is a kernel of genius in them and I wish he would have continued to write ...more
There are laugh-out-loud funny lines ("Oh Lord, I've jes' eaten a bastard!") and black humour (Good Dog Nigel) and pure cleverness (No Flies On Frank).
I read mostly for self-education, but, now and then, just to smile. These books make me smile. Just FYI...I received my Kindle today....mgc
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