I don’t really have much to say about Home by Julie Andrews, book #26 – A Memoir.
It took a while to get through. It was like reading one long stream of conscience. She’d introduce characters for one paragraph and then they’d never be mentioned again…or they’d be mentioned again in about 150 pages and we were expected to remember them.
There was much name-dropping to be had…but it’s effin Julie Andrews. When she drops a name, it’s a name like Carol Burnett or Maggie Smith.
I really started to enjoy the book towards the end, when she finally got around to talking about her introduction to Hollywood (mainly via Walt Disney offering her a role in Mary Poppins) but naturally, that’s where the book ended.
Anyway, I have an updated list:
The next book I’m working on is #50, A Book You Started But Never Finished. That would be Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. Mind you, I’ve already started this twice. I have never laughed quite as hard while reading a book than when I have read this (both times!). Hopefully I’ll make it further than halfway this time.
Biff is resurrected in the 20th Century to complete missing parts of the Bible, under the inefficient supervision of Raziel; wherefore Biff narrates that he and Joshua (by Biff’s account, the Hebrew original of the “Jesus”) travel Eastward to consult the Three Wise Men (a magician, a Buddhist, and a Hindu Yogi) who attended Joshua’s birth, so that Joshua may learn how to become the Messiah. Over twenty years, Joshua surpasses the trio by incorporating his beliefs into theirs: he learns to multiply food from a Wise Man and learns to become invisible from another, whereas his ability to resurrect the dead, initiates his first meeting with Biff in childhood. Throughout his role, Biff is sarcastic, practical, and loyal, against Joshua’s temperamental and sometimes idealistic character. – Wikipedia
Until next time.