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Richard Branson – Losing My Virginity | Review

Title: Losing My Virginity

Author: Richard Branson

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count: 520

Rating: 3.75/5

I’ve had this book lying around for a good few years now, but I’ve been putting off picking it up for whatever reason. It’s kind of strange really, because I remember giving the prologue a read back when I picked it up and quite enjoying it, I just never had the momentum to keep going. But that all changed when I had to travel back to Tamworth for a family engagement because it’s something of a tradition of mine for me to pick up my longest unread book.

One of the good things is that it’s actually misleading, because while this is quite long in terms of page count, it has pretty big text and a bunch of photographs in it too. It’s also just generally quite interesting, whether you’re a Branson fan or not. I can’t say that I knew too much about him going into it, but I had heard good things about this book and I knew that he was an interesting chap.

I guess the noteworthy thing here is the market that Branson was aiming for. It’s got a lot to offer just because he had an interesting, action-packed life, especially when it comes to some of his ballooning adventures. It also has a lot to teach you about what it takes to be successful in business, but they’re the kind of insights that you can apply at any kind of job, from a corporate role to self-employment.

I still haven’t made my mind up on what I think about Branson as a person, but I am glad that I know a little more about him. I think I pitched this book just about right because there’s no need to go out of your way to get to it in a rush. If you do see it lying around though, it’s not bad and worth your time. I’d definitely say it’s in the upper half of the “celebrityautobiographies that I’ve read throughout the years, at least in terms of quality.

It was also just a genuinely pleasurable reading experience, something that was nice and easy to absorb while still giving me a few little bits of food for thought. In fact, it basically set my expectations pretty well and then delivered exactly what I was hoping for from it. For a non-fiction memoir, I think that’s almost the best that you can hope for, and this really would have had to have been something quite special for it to stand out to me above all of the other great stuff that I’ve been reading.

This brings us on to the final question that I try to answer in my reviews, which is whether or not I’d recommend it. Honestly, I’d have to say yes, even if you have no particular reason for reading it. There’s a little something for everyone and while it’s not exactly going to hold up to a re-read, it was alright for a one time thing. Check it out, I guess.

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Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction | Review

Title: Pulp Fiction

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 200

Rating: 4.5/5

 

 

I mean, you pretty much know what you’re getting here. This is literally the screenplay for the Tarantino movie, and because of that it’s hard to give it anything below a 4.5/5. It’s a fantastic movie and the screenplay is just as good on its own.

Better still, it comes with a bunch of photographs included in there as well as some scenes that were either removed or changed for the final thing. It’ll probably help if you’ve seen the movie at least a couple of times because you’ll be more familiar with that and you’ll start to understand why those decisions were made.

I ended up reading it and then watching the movie in the same day, and that’s probably the best way to go about it if you ask me. I had lots of fun with it and I’m glad that I read it, but it helped that I was a fan of the movie already and that I’ve studied screenplays and even written one of my own before. What more do you want me to say?

 

 

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