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Peopled with a wonderful collection of warm, wicked, and weird characters, Vic Reeves' memoir is an enchanting, surreal, and utterly hilarious comic gem.
©2006 Jim Moir (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, London, UK.

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A joy from start to finish....

I decided to downloaded this book with no more information on it's content other than I am big fan of Vic Reeves' television work. I couldn't have been happier with this decision.

This abridged autobiography is a fascinating and hilarious account of the early life of Vic Reeves (or Jim Moir), from birth to 6th form. It's not the most accurate of accounts as Vic likes to make up more elaborate and imaginative versions of events, but this just makes it all the more enjoyable to listen to. He is an extremely engrossing and naturally funny narrator, and is clearly enjoying re-living the memories through audio book. I found myself chuckling out loud wherever I was listening to it, which can obviously be a tad embarrassing.

The only negative comment I could make is that it ends too soon! I would love there to be an unabridged version of this also read by the man himself, and for there to be more beyond his life at school.

But I can still not fault the content as it is, and can only urge anyone that is either a fan of his, or even those who are just fans of comedic autobiographies, to grab this immediately as it will not disappoint.

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Not bad

Slightly disappointed, it is funny but at times is very wooden. I prefer vic when he's being silly and slapstick but generally a great insight to his life. There are funny parts but hey it is an autobiography it's not a stand up comedy show.

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  • 21-06-15

He wouldn't let it lie

Marvellous ramblings, my only gripe - why abridged, why not the whole? Even so, I enjoyed this very much indeed.

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Me:Moir

Read well by Vic, but concerns only the early parts of his life - The nexty one should be the interesting one.

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Excellent story if unfinished

Shame it’s abridged as Vic reeves writes and tells a great story I’m hoping there’s is a second and better still third volume tat awaits...Big fan of Vic and Bob so knew I’d enjoy this cracking book.

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not long enough ☺️

funny as hell vivid and imaginative, shame it's not longer it just got going and then it finished which I thought was a roos.

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Hilarious!

Fantastic book, written and narrated by one of the funniest men on earth! 😁

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Please sir can I have some Moir.

Jim Moir paints a beautiful funny innocent detailed picture with his mouth. l really liked the wrestling bit.

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enjoyably different

I've ended up reading a lot of mens memoirs recently, and this was a welcome change to the obligatory ramblings about how the hair of their childhood crush looked in various lights for chapter after chapter. This book is far less indulgent than all that, and so far more enjoyable. Jim does a fantastic job of picking out the bits of his youth that are actually entertaining to listen to. Loved it.

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Good

Very good narrating, too short though wished it was longer as it only got do far in his life