In His Own Write (John Lennon)
About The Awful
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...more
I enjoyed it completely though.
Most of the time, I didn't understand a word that was written, but sometimes I would catch on and see his little tweaks to words like 'in the jumble... the mighty jumble' instead of 'jungle'.
Some of the passages will make you scrunch up your eyebrows in confusion, but by the end of the story or poem, you're laughing. If you're a John Lennon fan, that is- or, at least, you have a good sense of humor and aren't very particular in your lite ...more
Honestly, I surprised myself by even picking this up considering he's my least favorite Beatle, but on my never ending quest to absorb as much Beatle knowledge and material as possible, I figured I'd give this a quick read.
I think the part I liked most about this little...whatever you'll call it, was Paul's (#pol, again for the Tumblr reference) introduction. He prefaces this mis ...more
It was often funny and sad at times, but brilliant all the way through. John Lennon had a knack for words and an ...more
The one thing that I will never be over is reading, though. And British comedy. Both. And it has to do with this review.
This book is a book of poetry, musings, sketches, and nonsense verse by John L ...more
He puns practically every word, mis-spelling for clever effect, Lennon is not fond of what today we call "Political Correctness." In fact, he charges at every racist, sexist, mysogynyist, ageist, homophobic, disabled, ethnic, religious topic he can think up. And he thinks up ...more
It's fun to read, and strangely reminiscint of Roald Dahl, in my opinion.
'Omg. This book probably is filed with symbolism and is very deep and it might say something about the Beatles and Sean (his son) or his life and you would just tell right away John Winston Lennon wrote it."
Well I was almost right.
This book is filled with short stories that are very funny, symbolic, ad entertaining. I suggest this book for all people who like short s ...more
For example, it's not really acceptable to take pleasure in a story where the protagonist 'lept off the bus like a burning spastic' following an argument with a 'coloured conductor'. I wouldn't judge Lennon as his writing reflects how society was at the time, however, I do judge the work in itself.
Lennon is quite talented in his word play and use of puns - and I ...more
It's a collection of very short stories, poems, and drawings from John and to be perfectly honest, I doubt he'd have been able to get it published had he not been a Beatle. Regardless, it made me chuckle because the humor is just so specific and rather dark; I don't know how many stories ended rather unpredictably and all in the same fashion (without giving anything away).
There are little lines thrown i ...more
I know I’m commenting on this piece of work from a biased perspective (am a Fab Four fan…and proud of it, babe ;-) ), so if that’s not gonna help…don’t bother reading on…
Am always have been in awe of Lennon – with and post-McCartney, his musical intellect is undeniable. Added to that awe is a smidgen of a feeling of intimidation. Video footage of live interviews as well as chronicles of people who were, in som ...more
But, if you're looking for the lilting poetry you hear in such songs as "A Day In The Life," "Across The Universe," "Imagine" or "Number 9 Dream," you're not going to find it here. John Lennon was a great songwriter whose lyrics matched his ...more
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