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Pigs Can Fly Mass Market Paperback – 7 Oct 2004
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What's striking about this assortment of anecdotes and reminiscences is his [Cryers] good nature... There's real warmth in his relationships with Thora Hird, Willie Rushton and others. (MAIL ON SUNDAY)
'Strangely absorbing book... enough jokes to keep those down the pub amused for a couple of months.' (KEIGHTLY NEWS)
Barry Cryer is a National Treasure - this is his brilliant collection of true, tall, stories from his fifty years in comedy.See all Product description
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'Pigs Can Fly' is my no means a full-scale autobiography, it's a collection of short, and witty anecdotes, which involve himself, and other people. There is no narrative structure to it's 168 pages, just lots of random, genuinely amusing, one-after-the-other little tales. Barry writes about the many household names he's worked with or encountered in his varied entertainment career, ranging from the late and the great such as Thora Third, Bernard Manning, Frankie Howard, and Danny La Rue, to people who are still with us like Paul O'Grady, and Russell Grant, as well as lesser-known, and almost completely forgotten, but nevertheless seemingly very colourful characters.
I do like Barry, although would never really consider myself a true fan of his, in the sense that I'd go out of my way to watch something with him in it, but I do respect his talents and longevity in what is a very competitive, notoriously fickle business. I enjoyed dipping in and out of 'Pigs Can Fly', which provides good light-hearted reading, and a treasure trove of celebrity gossip. If you appreciate the old-school kind of comic, then you'll really enjoy this one, and find find some good stories about a few of your other favourites from the past.
An easy, light-hearted read, but not a true reflection of such a great comic. Listen to recordings of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' or see 'Barry Cryer: The First Farewell Tour' for a real dose of authentic Cryer humour!
This book is a series of anecdotes which were either experienced by Cryer or were told to him, some of which are more amusing than others. There are some solid laughs for comedy fans and I hadn't realised until reading one of Cryer's tales that comedy legends Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill died on the same weekend (apparently journalists tried to contact Hill to obtain a quote about Howerd's demise and found the latter dead in his flat.) Some of the stories would strike a cord with a slightly older reader than me, but otherwise I loved this book, because of its short, snappy style and anecdotal style it's easy to pick up and put down at will. Cryer's prose flows well, as would be expected of a writer of his calibre and his ironic euphamisms made me laugh "He was no stranger to the grape..." A great book, really enjoyable and well worth a read for any true comedy fan.
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