©2006 Jim Moir; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, London, UK.
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"A joy from start to finish...."
I decided to downloaded this book with no more information on it's content other than I am big fan of Vic Reeves' television work. I couldn't have been happier with this decision.
This abridged autobiography is a fascinating and hilarious account of the early life of Vic Reeves (or Jim Moir), from birth to 6th form. It's not the most accurate of accounts as Vic likes to make up more elaborate and imaginative versions of events, but this just makes it all the more enjoyable to listen to. He is an extremely engrossing and naturally funny narrator, and is clearly enjoying re-living the memories through audio book. I found myself chuckling out loud wherever I was listening to it, which can obviously be a tad embarrassing.
The only negative comment I could make is that it ends too soon! I would love there to be an unabridged version of this also read by the man himself, and for there to be more beyond his life at school.
But I can still not fault the content as it is, and can only urge anyone that is either a fan of his, or even those who are just fans of comedic autobiographies, to grab this immediately as it will not disappoint.
Slightly disappointed, it is funny but at times is very wooden. I prefer vic when he's being silly and slapstick but generally a great insight to his life. There are funny parts but hey it is an autobiography it's not a stand up comedy show.
"He wouldn't let it lie"
Marvellous ramblings, my only gripe - why abridged, why not the whole? Even so, I enjoyed this very much indeed.
Read well by Vic, but concerns only the early parts of his life - The nexty one should be the interesting one.
"Total disappointment, should not have been published!"
The whole way through this book I kept thinking it's got to get funny, or at least interesting soon and then it abruptly ended.
Having been subjected to a boring account of his school days, followed by a unremarkable and unfunny depiction of his adolescence, the book ends with him coming to London aged about 20 years old. That's it!
Don't know what this book is about, there was no real story to speak of..
This book should not have got though a publisher, a complete rip off!
"Had me in stitches"
I had forgotten how original and funny Vic Reeves can be. I enjoyed every minute and can't wait for the next episode.
"I like him but.."
This is verging on sounding like a cringy Terry Wogan monologue. Xx xx xx xx
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