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Complete Prose by Woody Allen
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Apr 25, 2010

it was amazing
Read from April 25 to June 16, 2010

I've finished this book and believe me when I say, I'm really sad that it has gotten over. However, I console my heart with the fact that this book is a keeper. I know that I can pick it up anytime and it will make me laugh. Not the loud howling kind, but a subtle philosophical kind of laugh that I will shake my head over.
Woody Allen needs no introduction, and if he needs one for the uninitiated, well I recommend them to get familiar with his movies first and then go for the book. Because the way Allen writes can be quite mesmerizing yet can be easily misunderstood or not understood at all. This compilation consists of three Allen books, 'Without Feathers', 'Getting Even' and 'Side Effects'. Each book is a collection of short stories, essays and hobnobs. I really can't find words to describe the writings other than to quote what Daily Telegraph had to say about the book, "No five hundred page book ever contained a laugh a line, but this one gets pretty close."
An ideal bedside companion, this is about the best that Allen gets at his most sarcastic and intricately observant level. His observations range from philosophy to sports to movies and everything. Readers of humor and connoisseurs of witty conversations would do well to seize this gem of a book. For the rest, as Allen himself says, "Getting through the night is becoming harder and harder."
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04/28/2010 page 55
05/05/2010 page 93
19.66% "It's not hilarious but it will leave you chuckling."
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