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In His Own Write by John Lennon
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Aug 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: british-literature
Read from August 30 to September 03, 2012 — I own a copy

In my edition In His Own Write is paired with A Spaniard In The Works, but I guess I'll write the reviews separately. Also, Paul McCartney not Yoko Ono wrote the introduction, and, frankly, I can only be grateful, because Paul gives the readers a good advice - the stories don't have to make sense and there is no need to look for a hidden meaning: "if it seems funny then that's enough".

It was often funny and sad at times, but brilliant all the way through. John Lennon had a knack for words and an ability to mess with them, creating something even better if extremely strange. Truth be told, a few years ago I probably wouldn't have understood this book. Two years in England certainly helped me when reading this book, I could recognise slang and all those every-day expressions they just don't teach you in English lessons at school.

In His Own Write is a quirky little book, certainly worth a read if you can get your hands on it.
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