Tag: Drawings

Spike Milligan – A Celebration | Review

Title: A Celebration

Author: Spike Milligan

Type: Poetry/Fiction

Page Count: 160

Rating: 3.75/5

This book was pretty cool because it covered quite a wide variety of Spike Milligan’s career, including little snippets of TV and radio shows, doodles and drawings and bits and bobs of poetry. Milligan was also a huge influence on a whole range of different people, from John Lennon to Monty Python, who admittedly isn’t actually a person.

It’s essentially almost a best of book, with highlights from a bunch of Milligan’s different works, as well as reminiscences from people like Dennis Norden and Jim Dale. That in itself makes it an interesting read, but the humour itself is spot on as well. It’s even missing most of the casual racism that eked its way into Milligan’s stuff, which is a bonus for me with my hella woke modern sensibilities.

Would I recommend it? Yes, if you like silly humour and stuff.

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Simon Tofield – Simon’s Cat | Review

Title: Simon’s Cat

Author: Simon Tofield

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 241

Rating: 3.5*/5

 

Simon Tofield - Simon's Cat

Simon Tofield – Simon’s Cat

 

If you’ve ever watched Simon’s Cat on YouTube then you should know what to expect here. It’s basically a collection of different drawings of Simon’s Cat getting up to no good, but because there are no words and no dialogue, sometimes it takes you a while to figure out what’s actually being depicted.

I actually didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would, which is kind of a shame. A lot of the cartoons didn’t really relate to my own cat and so it wasn’t always relatable, and by the time I reached the end of it there were only two of the cartoons that I took photos of because they reminded me of Biggie. Still, it was cute enough, despite the fact that it’s kind of pricey for what it is. I don’t think I’d recommend buying a brand new copy, especially at today’s prices, but if you can pick it up second hand then why not?

Really, though, I would have liked to have seen some sort of dialogue, some words that I could read instead of just pictures to look at. As it is, it’s really something that you just flick through in twenty minutes or so and then you’re done with it. And to be honest, it was kinda dull after the first five. So yeah.

 

Simon Tofield

Simon Tofield

 

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