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A Spaniard in the Works Hardcover – July, 1995

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* It owes something to Edward Lear's nonsense books, but from there on in Lennon is on his own ... Zany, offbeat, and illustrated by his grotesque spidery pen. It jolts the reader into gusts of laughter GUARDIAN * Irresistible ... the drawings are marvellous SUNDAY TELEGRAPH --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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John Lennon is one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century, a musician, singer and songwriter of extraordinary popularity and influence who was tragically murdered in December 1980. Whilst the Beatles, the band with which he is most associated, only existed for eight years they transformed the face and sound of the Sixties and their body of work is the most listened to and covered in the history of popular music. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Buccaneer Books (July 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568492995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568492995
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,544,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lesley West on March 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
John Lennon was undoubtedly a very complex man, and he had a marvellous sense of humour. The spoonerisms in some tales are magnificent - some stories are real laugh out loud material. But there is still a streak of the dark and brooding Lennon, which occasionally cuts into the comic genius, and makes you look at him in a different way. This is a valuable book for anyone who seeks to understand one of the great musical influences of our time, and also one if you're looking for a good giggle!
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By A Customer on October 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I read this book and thought it was one of the funniest things ever composed. I highly suggest the pieces: 'The Fat Budgie', 'The Wumberlog' ,'Mr. Borris Morris' and 'The National Health Cow'. It can be a bit controversial, shocking even in places, but why should that stop you? But if you like things (or indeed 'pidgers and writty' as Mr. Lennon said)about people's uncles eating budgies, or 13 year old girls waiting outside in boxes until they were 21 (as stated in thier uncle's will) and wondering if they were going to get the key of the door, but then realising they were getting the whole house, or indeed milking a cow who's milk comes out in bottles, then this is the book for you.
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I think that John Lennon is a genius. I wish I had the money to buy all of his books. I love how he plays with the language. He is truely going to live on forever. I recommend this book to anyone who loves things to think about and even if you don't just for the fun of it.
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John is so wonderfully clever with the way he mixes words. He's lived his life outside of the box of normal thinking. To read this is like getting to really know what he is like. Alway a surprise around the corner.
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By A Customer on May 5, 1998
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John Lennon did not have the attention span for any other writing than songs. When a reviewer referred to an 8 page piece of his as a "short piece" Lennon said, "To me, they are marathons. That's why I kill characters off, because I can't remember them." Evidence of his lack of an attention span are in these pages. But a little trivia for you Americans: in England, "spanner" means "wrench." And, "a spanner in the works," is equivalent to the American saying, "a monkey wrench in the machinery." So the title A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS is more of Lennon's clever word-play.
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This was quite nice. Lennon shows his true writing expertise in this delightful bit of literature. A work of genius, no less
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Semi-loony and certainly funny ramblings, by the newly popular, and explosively creative John Lennon. He loved to play with the English language, and this is a great example.
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By A Customer on August 18, 1996
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'Twas mimbly jus befour Kruschobe wen I first laid eggs on vis book. To my delight and amazon, i red such crap (very good crap) like "Snore Wife and some several dwarts" (wot is my fave-rave ov all storeez). Iff you want a good book, you just carn't go passed this book amonxt books. A verry meri haddy Chruschove book for all the familiar.
Reviewed by a First Year Literature Student at Deakin University, Australia.
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