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It should be six stars really
on 14 November 2009
"Do you mind if I read my own book now? " my wife enquired after the fifth time in an hour I'd said to her "let me read you this bit." A feast of Freud is the first book in a long time where I have laughed out loud. You read a bit, find it funny, and can't read any more because you keep laughing.
I didn't know Clement Freud's writings prior to reading this book, knowing him mainly from his appearances on Just a minute. How much have I missed? There is a piece about the way a toilet roll should be fitted. Very funny indeed; and quite right of course. The writing is excellent, very well observed and extremely funny. The title of the book "A feast of Freud" is a clue to how best to read it. It is indeed a feast and needs to be taken slowly. Put it down every now and then and go for a walk. It's a bit like a box of Belgian Chocolates, very rich and satisfying. And if you're not careful you will discover that it is crammed full of your favourite centres. A word of warning! Don't read this book in the bath you may very well drown.
Recommended reading for anyone - buy it, read it and then tell others.