Wodehouse. Wells, Waugh, and Wilde. And that's just the letter W. Fiction or autobiography or essay, I just enjoy writing.
This book was an exceptionally consistent fake autobiography. Alan is conceited, idiotic, selfish and blind to anything that he doesn't want to except. Coogan did an excellent job capturing this.
As a fan of the various Alan Partridge series on the BBC, I was excited to hear Coogan and Co. were writing an Alan Partridge book, and when I found out Coogan would be narrating the audiobook as Alan Partridge, I knew that would definitely be the version to get. The reading does not disappoint. Alan's deadpan buffoonish style is just as funny as ever, and I found myself laughing out loud in the car many times while listening. The writing style is fun and fresh, actively calling attention to the book-writing process, as Alan tries to meet his publisher's minimum word count. My only complaint is that book covers a lot of material from the KMKY and I'm Alan Partridge, so some of the jokes/situations are recycled. Even still the writing makes them fresh. If you haven't seen all those series as many times as I have, obviously that's not a problem. Even if you have, if you're a fan of the Partridge, it's definitely worth a listen, but you probably knew that already.
This would not be worth reading as a book, really - the performance makes the middling material worth your time. If you like any of the other Alan Partridge entertainments, you will like this audiobook.
Yes, It is verry insightful. Alan is a delightful broadcaster and has a story worth telling
The personal stile and his abilaty to shift from past to present tence
he has the x factor.
I myself am also in broadcasting And it would be wonderful to have Alan on my show.thank you, Ivo Niehe, Amsterdam