John's Books | John Lennon | Fab forum

Please consider registering
Guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  
 

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

John's Books
21 April 2011
7.23am
kedame
Miles above you
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 530
Member Since:
23 January 2011
Offline

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
The Cavern Club
Forum Posts: 79
Member Since:
26 March 2011
Offline

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
2.59am
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2278
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline

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
3.01am
Ph.D.
In an Octopus's Garden
The Cavern Club
Forum Posts: 79
Member Since:
26 March 2011
Offline

Didn't he say he always fought with the editors over whether or not to change things?

22 April 2011
6.24am
Till There Was You
:^)
Hollywood Bowl
Forum Posts: 396
Member Since:
19 March 2011
Offline

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.
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: trcanberra, Annadog40, Oudis, georgiewood, Merch
49 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 11240

mr. Sun king coming together: 6923

Ahhh Girl: 6275

parlance: 5942

Annadog40: 5500

Mr. Kite: 5128

Zig: 4907

mithveaen: 4633

Ron Nasty: 3412

fabfouremily: 2951

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 88

Members: 2813

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3296

Posts: 147684

Newest Members: Stormbird, TheEndz, osmacconnprec, Goodfinger, claptonlennon

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 6275, meanmistermustard: 11240, Zig: 4907, Joe: 3754

Administrators: Joe: 3754, Ellie: 1

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: LSDTripper