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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 24 July 2016
This is John Lennon's third book of short stories and artwork, following on from 'In His Own Write' (1964) and 'A Spaniard In The Works' (1965), and as with these earlier publications it presents a series of nonsensical and surreal short tales and poems, together with lots of simple and comical line drawings. Lennon makes use of puns, disconnected ideas, purposeful (and creative) misspellings, word associations, and absurd illustrations - presenting a distinct prose that is imaginative, humorous, thoughtful and challenging.

"Skywriting by Word of Mouth" was written during Lennon's 'retirement' (during the latter 1970's), and wasn't published until 1986. It's a little over 200 pages in length, and in addition to the various stories it offers an autobiographical sketch - "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (which explores aspects of Lennon's life, his family, and the break-up of the Beatles). The material was stolen from Ono's apartment in 1982, but was fortunately returned to her - and she immediately had it published.

This is a fun, humorous and clever book. As a Lennon fan, I found it a very interesting read - and I highly recommend it.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 25 July 2016
This is John Lennon's third book of short stories and artwork, following on from 'In His Own Write' (1964) and 'A Spaniard In The Works' (1965), and as with these earlier publications it presents a series of nonsensical and surreal short tales and poems, together with lots of simple and comical line drawings. Lennon makes use of puns, disconnected ideas, purposeful (and creative) misspellings, word associations, and absurd illustrations - presenting a distinct prose that is imaginative, humorous, thoughtful and challenging.

"Skywriting by Word of Mouth" was written during Lennon's 'retirement' (during the latter 1970's), and wasn't published until 1986. It's a little over 200 pages in length, and in addition to the various stories it offers an autobiographical sketch - "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (which explores aspects of Lennon's life, his family, and the break-up of the Beatles). The material was stolen from Ono's apartment in 1982, but was fortunately returned to her - and she immediately had it published.

This is a fun, humorous and clever book. As a Lennon fan, I found it a very interesting read - and I highly recommend it.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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on 23 November 2015
Dating between 1968 and 1979 this collection of writings and essays is a delight to read, full of word play, but not of the style of John's two previous
books, this is more of a joycean style autobiography, my favourite piece is the ballad of john and yoko and I love some of the title headings, for example Lucy in the scarf with diabetics and the importance of being erstwhile, if you loved John's first two books you will like this and above all this book shows Lennon had lost none of his bite and wit. An essential read for lennon fans.
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on 6 May 2015
Very satisfied
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on 27 September 2015
Amazing
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on 17 January 2016
Fab
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