Tag: Works

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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William Shakespeare – King Richard III | Review

Title: King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 130

Rating: 4/5

I’ve been looking forward to getting to this play for a while now because I’ve always been a bit of a history nerd and there are quite a few iconic lines from this one. I’d like to see it performed even more, of course.

Still, it was a pleasure to finally get to this one, and it lived up to my expectations and then some. After reading a couple of relative duds (i.e. Shakespeare’s lesser known works), it was good to get back to something that was just a genuine pleasure from start to finish. I even learned a thing or two about history along the way. A fun time!

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