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Too short!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-17

Story and performance as good as ever but stopping where it does is just lazy!

Deserves it's legendary status

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Travel writing for the armchair humorist with a fantastic cast of endearingly caricatured characters and steady stream of running jokes that perfectly apes the earnest, serious travel writing of its time. Shades of PG Wodehouse, Dad's Army, J.K. Jerome and more.



It's amazing that this book is not more widely known but its obscurity makes it very pleasant surprise. I just wish someone would read / record the sequel - Cruise of the Talking Fish.

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Great personal insight

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

A rare thing - a modern writer, a great to many, willing to stop and reflect on his success, share his thoughts AND read it himself for the audiobook version. On Writing is part autobiography, part discourse on creative writing read engagingly by the author throughout.



Don't be put of by the autobiographical element if all you are after is creative writing tips; likewise, don't be put off by the tips if your interest lies in King's life story. The two work well together.

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Good read well read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-09

I bought this title on the strength of the narrator (after listening to Jonathan Strange...) and was not disappointed.

Well plotted and atmospheric detective story.

3 people found this helpful