A Spaniard in the Works has ratings and 59 reviews. Chris said: Being a dyed-in-the-wool original Beatlemaniac (saw them twice in Houston on my 13t. A Spaniard in the Works. by John Lennon. A Terrific opportunity to grab a signed copy of this Edition of John Lennon. Published by Jonathan Cape London. A Spaniard in the Works is a book from by John Lennon. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon. Hardcover95 pages. Published June 1st by Buccaneer Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Spaniard in the Worksplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about A Spaniard in the Works. Lists with This Book. Jan 24, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Being a dyed-in-the-wool original Beatlemaniac saw them twice in Houston on my 13th birthday inthe day I died and went to heaven on a screaming cloudI bought this book when it was published.
My father read it, and although my parents were fairly lenient, my Dad got angry when he came across, “My Last Will and Testicle,” shook the book at me and demanded to know, “Do you even know what a testicle is?! He relented and let me keep the book. Apr 29, Dane Cobain rated it liked it.
Apr 09, MsFolio rated it really liked it. Absurdist writings at its best. Sat Belonely I sat belonely down a tree, humbled fat and small. A little lady sing to me I couldn’t see at all.
A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon – Canongate Books
I’m looking up and at the sky, to find such wonderous voice. Puzzly puzzle, wonder why, I hear but have no choice.
But still she won’t come out. Such softly singing lulled me sleep, as hour or two or so I wakeny slow and took a peep and still leennon lady show. Then s Absurdist writings at its best. Then suddy on a lenjon twig I thought I lenonn a sight, A tiny little tiny pig, that sing with all it’s might. I giggle, – well I may, To my workd the lady, got woros – and flew away. Good Dog Nigel Arf, arf, he goes, a merry sight, Our little hairy friend, Arf, arf, upon the lampost bright Arfking round the bend.
Goo boy, Waggie tail and beg, Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we’re putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. Oct 24, Billy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Same people who already read “In His Own Write”. Same deal as “In His Own Write,” but a little te. Still thin absurdist prose-slinging.
Tragic thing is, I really like absurdist comedy most of all. But I always feel bad laughing at it when no one else does, or putting it in front of people who don’t think it’s NEARLY as good as I do, or, worse yet, trying to be absurdistly funny myself and getting the same polite or uncomfortable reception.
Mar 11, Aidaalkhufash rated it it was amazing. One of the weirdests books I’ve read, but definitely the most amusing and funniest!! Lennon was sure an interesting person.
Mar 25, Stacy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I came across A Spaniard in the Works at a local used book store and just had to pick it up, being such a huge fan of The Beatles.
This is a very nonsensical book filled with jokes that I’m sure on Lennon and the other Beatles understood when it was written. I have no idea whether Lennon decided to publish in a way of mocking literature or if he was truly expressing lennnon through this writing.
Whatever the case may be, this was a fun read. I ij looking forward to finding and reading a copy of In His Own Write. Jul 27, Liliana rated it it was amazing.
It took me awhile to read this one mainly because you need a good concentration while reading this silly nonsense. It was definitely more mature this time around but still terribly funny. I nearly felt bad for laughing at the dark humour but I just couldn’t help myself.
It’s pure John Lennon. Mar 28, Richard rated it it was amazing. If John had written spsniard else, this book would not have assured his immortality. But it still would have been a cult classic. I’ve always liked it, and it was a big early influence on my own thinking at a critical time of my childhood. I have two copies of jojn book, different editions.
I keep them both behind glass. Jun 30, David Miller rated it liked it. John Lennon’s nonsense is usually entertaining and often hilarious – occasionally it is crude and bigoted, sometimes it is incomprehensible. Mostly it’s meant to be, but time and geography have made the dialect spellings more obscure to me than they might have seemed to a midcentury Liverpudlian. This kind of book seems right as a reflection of Lennon’s legacy – one of the world’s biggest pop stars, having a “larf” at his audience while reveling in grotesque satire, pausing frequently to giggle John Lennon’s nonsense is usually entertaining and often hilarious – occasionally it is crude and bigoted, sometimes it is incomprehensible.
This kind of book seems right as a reflection of Lennon’s legacy – one of the world’s biggest pop stars, having a “larf” at his audience while reveling in grotesque satire, pausing frequently to giggle at words that sound sort of like other words.
Could he have done it with fewer slurs toward the disabled, or minus the uncomfortable uses of the word “jew”? He might have written a true classic otherwise. Oct 01, Keith rated it liked it.
I first read Lennon’s books not long after his death. The book was impossible to find before that. After his death — lo and behold, it’s everywhere I was surprised and puzzled. Some are good like No Flies on Frank.
John Lennon’s A Spaniard In The Works is published
Most are just okay. But there is a kernel of genius in them and I wonder what he might have done had he I first read Lennon’s books not long after his death. But there is a kernel of genius in them and I wonder what he might have done had he continued to write and really focused his attention.
Sep 03, Connor Broderick rated worsk liked it. I’d say “In His Own Write” was definitely better, but this is pretty good nonetheless. It might just be a personal preference but I liked that “In His Own Write” had a lot of quick and short poems and stories that didn’t take long to read.
Some of the stories in this book spanisrd of dragged for me, and I think I like reading nonsense which is all that both books are in smaller quantities, but that might just be me.
In addition to John Lennon’s obvious talents, he was a master of nonsense and whimsy. Unfortunately, this obligatory sequel to In His Own Write feels forced. The doggerel poetry is cute but the prose is just silly, even allowing for the fact that being silly is the whole point. May 22, Ryan rated it liked it.
A demented Lewis Carroll at times. Irreverent fun at wkrks. And also unreadable nonsense. Not nearly as good as Lennon’s first outing, but still contains a handful of selections that are worthwhile. Dec 15, Joy rated it liked it Spaniaard Very clever and witty. It’s reminiscent of Lewis Carroll. Nov 21, Paul Athes rated it really liked it. Very witty and crazy material.
Not surprising at all giving John’s intelligence and creative force. Mar 19, Garrett Zecker rated it it was ok. More doggerel poetry from “the writing Beatle. In the context of the artistic expression and experimentation of the time, it is original and exotic, but the writing is really just a manifestation of witty cockney-rhyme-slang that is actual More doggerel poetry from “the writing Beatle.
In the context of the artistic expression and experimentation of the time, it is original and exotic, but the writing is spanixrd just a manifestation of witty cockney-rhyme-slang that is actually written down. The oral, folklore fun of it is somewhat diminished when it is written down, and this text just sort of flattens out like a popped water balloon.
I am not a fan of it, but I can see how some people and hardcore beatlemaniacs could be. Knowing that writing of the time could be significantly better, and many authors who were having fun with poetry in the same way seemingly had more meaning, heft, charm, and better execution in their work. If I haven’t read as much as I have, nor have a stale opinion of the Beatles, I think my opinion would be different.