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Its not Spaced, its Paul.,
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This review is from: Nerd Do Well (Paperback)
This was probably the most frustrating book I have read in a long time. I lay the blame squarely at the editor who allowed Simon to write a book that so badly misses the readers expectations that he deserves the sack.
The biggest crime is to spend about 75% of the book covering Simon Pegg aged 0 to 20. Yes we do want a bit about his childhood and formative years, but not in the detail given. Its not that interesting. Then just as we start to get into the good stuff, covering his most recognised work in Spaced, Shaun, Hot Fuzz etc, Simon states that he won't be giving us amusing stories and anecdotes and the like, and then the book finishes.
Eh? Why did he do that? Spaced is so loved by us all that surely we deserve at least a couple of chapters about it. Same goes for Shaun & Hot Fuzz? But no, we get almost nothing of real substance the book is very poor because of it.
Yes, he writes amusingly about Star wars and Zombies in general, but then he gushes like a lovesick teenager about meeting several of his childhood heroes. "I love your work so much Mr Romero, can I be in your next film, please, please" etc. Its sickly and frustrating to read.
The less said about the 'Simon Pegg Spy Extrodinare' novella that he intersperses throughout the book the better. Simon Pegg has indulged hiself by writing a book that deliberately insults his fan base, I'm angry I bought it.