Tag: Funny

Spike Milligan – Frankenstein According to Spike Milligan | Review

Title: Frankenstein According to Spike Milligan

Author: Spike Milligan

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 132

Rating: 4/5

This book is literally Spike Milligan’s take on Frankenstein, essentially a retelling that’s told in his unique brand of humour. Because of that, you’re probably going to want to read Mary Shelley’s original before you read this one, though I suppose it isn’t mandatory.

Milligan’s humour is farcical and funny, at least to me, and I’m also a pretty big Frankenstein fan and so I thought I should go ahead and dive in. It’s strange, as you might expect, but it’s also pretty good. If you’re into the Mel Brooks style of comedy horror, you’re probably going to like it. It certainly made me laugh a few times.

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William Shakespeare – The Merry Wives of Windsor | Review

Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 102

Rating: 4.25/5

I enjoyed this one quite a lot! I think it’s because it’s one of Shakespeare’s comedies and so it was nice and light, an easy read. The language was simple enough to follow which meant that the plot was also easy to follow, and some of the little one-liners in this are still genuinely funny. I’d love to see a full performance of it.

It’s not my favourite of Shakespeare’s plays, but it’s certainly up there. Read it!

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