Tag: Poetry

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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Cats Protection League – Paws & Claws | Review

Title: Paws & Claws

Author: Cats Protection League

Type: Poetry

Page Count: 68

Rating: 3/5

This book is a little bit twee for my tastes, especially because I know that Charles Bukowski wrote about cats quite a lot. A cat-themed poetry collection without Bukowski in it is a bit of a wasted opportunity if you ask me. Still, it’s for charity, so…

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