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A great book by a wonderful man,
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This review is from: The Fry Chronicles (Hardcover)
I loved this book. I have been eagerly awaiting it ever since I read Moab is my Washpot which was wonderful, but left you wanting more. Well I still want more because this book only takes you up to 1987. Nevertheless it is a fantastic combination of funny stories, brutal honesty about himself, loving descriptions of the people he met along the way, a description of university life that made me nostalgic for my own student days, an interesting account of the rise of alternative comedy, and the wonderful use of language for which is is so rightly admired. It is to his credit, and is a measure of the man, that there is barely a bad word uttered about anyone in this book unlike so many celebrity autobiographies.
In particular his descriptions of his relationship with, and deep love for, the dedicatee of this book - his partner and friend Hugh Laurie - are extremely moving and brought a tear to my eye.
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Initial post: 8 Oct 2010 18:05:29 BDT
Mr. Guy P. Bates says:
Agree entirely with LadyD, great book, come on Stephen, we want more
Posted on 23 Oct 2010 20:20:53 BDT
A fabulous book the description of Stephen's uni days made me wished i had gone myself many years ago .B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T
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