Hidden Words: Collected Poems
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About the Author
Spike Milligan was born in India in 1918, and was the star of the infamous Goon Shows. He has written many books, including a series of humorous war memoirs and most recently a number of re-workings of famous books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
To my complete satisfaction the rest of the book was in a similarly superb, and digestable vein. Some of the poems written for his daughter are awe inspiring, and in such stark contrast to some of the deeply black peaces earlier in the book it comes as quite a shock.
Dont be put off by its flimsy appearence, this book will be the best £5 you've ever spent.
This book is almost more autobiographical than his famous war memoirs. It certainly gives you a rarely seen insight into his life. If you are a lover of Spike Milligan buy this book, If you are a lover of poetry, buy this book, if you want to laugh out loud and then be humbled, buy this book.
It is in essence a masterpiece. A book no fan of Hughes, Sasoon, or Dahl should be without.
In my early twenties I found a little orange poetry book - Small Dreams of a Scorpion, by Spike Milligan. I couldn't believe the same man I had laughed at all my growing years was the author. I couldn't put it down.
This book will make you smile, it will make you cry and it will make you think. I have never stopped thinking of his words - I can feel them now.
Some poems are beautifully simple and charming, while others may strive for more complexity of ideas and imagery. For Spike fans, a treasure to be valued, as it gives a very diverse picture of him. It is a good book to read in any state of mind - you are sure to find a thought or two.
This collection of poems will take you right through the whole gamut of emotion from amusement to heart-rending anguish.
Spike is a poet who will make you think, make you see things in a way you never considered, and never thought possible - and if you have a heart, he will break it for you. 'Growing Up II' has to be one of the saddest poems ever written.
If I had any influence at all, I'd make sure Spike's poetry was taught in every school in the land.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I read this book I can hear Spike Milligan's voice, what a clever man he was!Published 19 months ago by jill mackman
A great wealth of the great man's poems here. I hope God's like Spike. I'd rather read this than that nonsense book called the bible.Published on 13 Feb. 2014 by John
i loved it it was wonderful read and I laughed out loud with it.i wish it was a bit more to read but I enjoyed it all.Published on 28 July 2013 by Elizabeth R
too depressing for me, I am depressed enough! HE Was depresed alot of the time anyway, BUT PERHAPS THE REAL SPIKE MILIGANPublished on 24 May 2013 by jo