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This Way to Spaceship [Kindle Edition]

Rhys Darby
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Book Description

Hello everyone. It's me, Rhys Darby, coming at you in the style of the written word like never before. To be honest, I really started to panic when I heard the world was going to end in 2012. It's not that I'm unusually susceptible to the scriptures of ancient prophesies combined with the marvel of modern commercial marketing - it's just that with the effects of global warming and the barrage of natural disasters of late I thought I should take heed of the Boy Scout motto and Be Prepared. It's all very well laughing off these things. But remember the boy who cried wolf? Well, I don't want to be that kid. He was eaten. Wasn't he? Was he? So now is the time before it's too late (possibly December 21 2012) to get off your ass or arse (depending on where you're from) and do whatever it takes to make sure you're on that spaceship invite list. I'd like to think that I'm personally well on my way there. So out of the goodness of my heart I have written this book to help you get there too. It is essentially a sort of guide, a handbook, a footbook, an autobiographical life manual complete with drawings that will hopefully inspire you to join me in the quest - to make it big before the world ends!

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  • File Size: 15422 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G232ZYS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,907 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This probably isn't the first time I've mentioned this, but there is something strange about reviewing biographies. Are we passing a judgement on someones life, or looking at the story that is woven around them?

The reason Darby's autobio prompts this thought, is that he has depicted his life in the most original way yet: This way to Spaceship is crafted as a guide to making sure you'll get on the spaceship when the world ends. By way of advice Darby uses his own life stories (and thus rather than being an actual book about how to win a spot on the ship, it is about why Darby thinks he deserves a spot [maybe])

No doubt this is a fun way of doing things, and reading through I certainly enjoyed the wit expected of the ginger funny man. Even when he went so far as to discuss what life might be like on the spaceship (aliens)

Nonetheless I feel I need to only give this work 4 stars. While it is quite funny, and quite interesting learning about Darby's life he only really provides snippets of each. The most interesting section was a brief chapter on a low period between filming Flight of Concords and becoming popular for his role as Murray. (and this chapter was only brief)

In short it may be the case that Mr Darby simply has too much more life to go and no doubt there will be more biography produced. This Way to Spaceship presents more as a 'passing project' than a magnum opus, but at least was still enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diary of a D.I.C (Dangerously Intelligent Comedian) January 28, 2013
Laugh out loud funny book. Laughed at this more than "Billy", and I'm only half way through. Great stories good illustrations.

Funny through out whether intentionally unintentionally or in-between.
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