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John's Books
21 April 2011
7.23am
kedame
Miles above you
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Has anyone read any of John's books? I've got all three, and I must say that "Skywriting by Word of Mouth" is my favorite. It's fun just to get lost in the wordplay, trying to figure out what everything means, and eventually giving up. Also there are a lot of naughty bits (I think John was an early Slasher...hehe) that crack me up. (you can't get pregnant if you take it...well you know the rest if you've read the book.) I also love all of John's drawings in Skywriting, especially the one about trying to get away from jazz his whole life (which seems odd to me because a lot of John's 70s work has that brassy sound that I equate with jazz, though I know he never really liked jazz).

 

I would love to hear some opinions on the books!

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?" John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth
22 April 2011
2.04am
Ph.D.
In an Octopus's Garden
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I have In How Own Write and A Spaniard In The Works (although I want Skywriting By Word Of Mouth more)

They're funny and good for light reading, but I kept getting confused! blue-meanie

22 April 2011
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I love them, but I can't imagine what it would be like to be his editor.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
22 April 2011
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Didn't he say he always fought with the editors over whether or not to change things?

22 April 2011
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skye said:

I love them, but I can't imagine what it would be like to be his editor.

When I was reading the books, I kept on thinking "Am...I confusing myself, or is this the actual text?"

I salute the lady who screamed "I love you Paul!" at a tribute band's concert.
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