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This review is from: Sarah Millican: The Biography of the Funniest Woman in Britain (Paperback)
This book was an OK holiday read, although very poorly written. There are quite a few quotes, anecdotes and bits of information repeated throughout the book, and several typos. Does no-one proof-read any more? It gave me the impression that the book had been hurriedly cobbled together and rushed to print whilst Sarah Millican is very popular. There are also several sections that don't refer to the woman herself at all, and describe the ins and outs of the comedy industry. If you have read other boigraphies/autobiographies of comedians, then these sections will be boring and patronising.
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Initial post: 1 Sep 2013 16:00:19 BDT
S. Lilley says:
Thanks for the review, books with typos and errors in irritate me no end so I'm glad I read this before buying!
Posted on 14 Sep 2013 09:55:38 BDT
Completely agree reads like it should have been a Kindle Single but had to be padded out to get published. I doubt the author ever spoke to Sarah Millican and cobbled this dross from reading the internet. Very poor journalistic style with so much repetition. Worst book I have read in a long time.
Posted on 14 Sep 2013 20:14:59 BDT
Mr R I J Marshall says:
I loved the sections that described the industry - not everyone knows about it and it put things into context for me. And I thought it was well written. It was a standard tabloid format which is universally easy to read. It clearly wasn't Shakespeare but it wasn't supposed to be. It was just supposed to be simple to follow and informative, which it was. My wife loved it too.
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