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My Side: By King Kong

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A Dishy Tell-All Memoir from the Great Ape

A funny thing happened on the way to the Empire State Building...and now, for the first time since his 1933 debut, King Kong, thelegendary ape of the big screen, tells his fascinating story. In My Side, he answers:

What was his romantic lead Fay Wray covering up? Not much, according to the wonderful and frank creature who sneake
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 6th 2005 by Simon Schuster (first published 1977)
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Jc
Oct 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
The author was trying to be clever ... at least I think he was. But this book mostly falls flat. Even at 119 pages it is way too long. The premise is humorous, sure, but that is the extent of the author's humor (not that he doesn't try -- there is at least 10-15 bad jokes per page!). The only excuse I can think of for this book is that it was written in the mid-1970s, so maybe the author was stoned on some bad mushrooms. Needless to say, I canNOT recommend this book. To bad -- nice idea.
Chris Miskimins
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Have wanted to read this since college when I tried to get it from the school library only to have found it missing. No idea why someone would have stolen it. It was interesting and funny in parts, but was essentially a 200 page Weird Al song. I do plan to let my 11 year old stepson (who loves Weird Al) try it out though.
Jennifer
Dec 11, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish
Barely made it ten pages. Unbearable. I guess this type of writing/humor was funny in the 70s?
Jobert
Oct 01, 2011 rated it did not like it
Katamad. Pilit na pilit akong tapusin sya...
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very funny. but the endnote numbering system is for the birds!
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Wager was best known as an author of mystery and spy fiction; his works included 58 Minutes (1987), whose story was used as the basis of the action film Die Hard 2 in 1990. Two of his other novels became major motion pictures in 1977: Viper Three (1972), which was released as Twilight's Last Gleaming, and Telefon (1975). Wager wrote a number of original novels in the 1960s under the pseudonym "Joh ...more
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