8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 1998
This work is truely a gem from John Lennon. This books contains everything that you want to have from John himself. In this book he offers the cynical satire of everyone and everything that are related to him. He attacks other Beatles, FBI, Richard Nixon, and everything that he can get a hand on..
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 1998
I love this book, his writings about him and Yoko, the Beatles breakup, Peace, his battle with the US government are very revealing.
But the book is a treasure because of the many "Lennonisms", such as:
"why did the chicken cross himself"
"always a bridesmaid, never a couplet"
"if you can manicure a cat, can you caticure a man?"
"Maurice finished his donut, tipped over the waitress and headed for the door."
"this is my story both humble and true
take is to pieces and mend it with glue"
There's so much more, if you love Lennon, you'll love this book.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 1998
A scintillating collection of prose which proves Mr. Lennon's very unique and fascinating ability to play with words and the way we read them. Sharply witty, often exploring more abstract techniques of writing, "Skywriting by Word of Mouth" shows that writing is an art for everyone to enjoy and interpret for herself.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 1997
Skywriting by word of mouth. A very interesting book filled with very unique passages of writings and prose. I have read of all of John Lennon's works, and this one stands out to me. Like his other writings (In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works), there is a style that incorporates wit, charm, humour, with a whole pile of puns: "He was very attached to his dog" takes a literal turn.
Unlike his other writings, Skywriting is a culmination of many short stories with several resurfacing characters that can be understood, to a point. All-in-all, this is a book that is sure to provide amusement.
1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 1998
this is a scrap book of rejected scribblings, it seems to me. The two interesting bits are where he knocks the other Beatles and refers to Ringo as It's Only Ringo, as though Ringo were actually nasty under his affable exterior. And we learn that John lost his virginity at 15... Now you don't need to read the book.