Definitely a good read! Simon insists on writing himself as a superhero "instead" of telling his story as his publisher requires resulting in a story thats weaves in between the two "slipping the REAL story between the cracks" as Simon states
Simon is very smart and his writing shows.
A narrator always seems to come across in ways I dont see coming, and for Simon himself to read his own book, its nice to see how he intended for it to be perceived.
Yes. its only a few hours long and easy to hold on to.
Canterbury! I would Like a Coke Zero.
This book was even better than I anticipated. I was excited to read about Pegg's life and how he came to do what he loves. I didn't know that he created his own fictional story to go along with the non-fiction. Hysterical laughter ensued.
Even though the narrative jumps between real life and his storybook like, it was still enjoyable
Telling when there was a chapter break so that you can catch on when the switch between real life and the fantasy world a little faster would be nice but not really necessary
His fantasy world is very rich with detail.
I have no idea and I don't know how you would make a movie about this book
Sure. It is a great story if not a bit disjointed at times. My only criticism of the actual structure would be that it jumps around in a way that seems to expect you to know where it is going but overall it was excellent.
Hearing it in his voice is the only way it could be done. He had to read it and you can totally see him performing it. One thing that I really appreciated about it was that it was un-apologetically written with the British reader in mind. So many references and slang that made it more authentic. There was no pandering to other parts of the world and even as an American I appreciated that.
Loved how he threw in bits from his movies and Spaced that referenced things but without noting that he'd referenced them. A nice little extra for those of us that have followed him throughout his career.
One of the best.
It's multiple stories sci-fi and biography mixed together, Amazing.
It's good. A completely new concept in book writing, like everything else he does original ideas.
Say something about yourself!
I'm a Simon Pegg fan, but I had several problems with this audiobook. First, only the unabridged version is available, which I dislike. Then the book itself is short on stories from Simon's life, and rather too long on a fanciful secret agent superspy fantasy of Simon's.
The performance itself is fine, and the non-fiction parts of the book were entertaining and well-done, but overall I found myself disappointed in this book. It was worth spending a subscription credit, but I cannot recommend it to any but the most ardent fans.