Masaru Tanaka's review
the most ridiculous yet amusing book i’ve ever encountered. it might not be considered as a work of genius, but the author was surely a genius. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/130074097
Response to the message 3 by Hamish
message 4: by John I wish you every success and plenty of enjoyment. Lennon is worthy of spending time over. It is such a pity that we were denied his later years. I feel he would hve been an important social commentator and much involved in environmental issues. We may even have been spared tha pathetic sanctamonious bleating by Bono and Sting! - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/14461009
Response to the message 2 by john
message 3: by Hamish In regards to social context I think you are making a fair point, yes all art should be able to stand the test of time especially the best. Currently I am reading up on John Lennon’s life and am still making judgement. I promise I will put forward a fuller argument at a later date. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/14461009
Response to the message 1 by Hamish
message 2: by John On the contrary, I did very much get “the point” - it was simply a very mediocre attempt at unconventional/unstructured writing. Indeed, the sixties were a time of great change and therfore to challenge “the culture of the date” would mean that Lennon was opposed to that change instead of embracing it. It is very much literary nonesense - but not in...
Comments on John's review
message 1: by Hamish I think you missed the point, the style is literary nonsense. You need to read with the social context of the time. What he was writing was very postmodern and challenging the culture of the date. Yes the grammar isn’t standard but it is playing on language. Still you’re entitled to an opinion… - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/14461009
I am a John Lennon fan… but this is complete crap. If you think that this book is any good, I bet you like the cut and colour of the Emporers New Clothes too. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/14461009
This writing is how we think in that moment between sleep and awake. It’s when the ego starts to receed and our mind goes along with whatever nonsensical nonsense it comes up with, and we do nothing to stop the flow. Dear sweet John Lennon~ there’s a man I would’ve liked to meet. Read this if you are having trouble falling asleep ^_~. ...
fun and irritating simultaneously! - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/36365
ramona quimby's review
this book was a fixture on the shelf next to my mom’s bed, so i read it repeatedly when i was little. i lurve it. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/343534
Lisa (OhThatLisa)'s review
Dawww, I love In His Own Write. This and The Bible are the only two books with a permanent place on my nightstand, and “I Sat Belonely” is, kind of embarassingly, my favorite poem. What can I say? My Lennon love trumps good taste. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4168009
Samantha Newman's review
Does anyone have any recommendations for a good Lennon biography? - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/7553247
hahahaha!!! we own a copy of this but i have never really read it! geee. i guess i began to notice this book (owned by my mom) since high school but it didn’t have appeal at all. il try to give myself chance to read this one soon - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/8171090
Frederick Wemyss's review
The prime mover of the Beatles wrote this and that is why it’s still in print. It has its interesting points outside of the fact that it’s John writing it: The wordplay is fun, the drawings are amusingly silly and Paul McCartney did a mirthful little preface. But, if you’re looking for the lilting poetry you hear in such songs as “A Day In The Life,” “Across...
Taylor Mohon's review
This was a really neat book. It only took about 45 minutes to read…it’s super short. But that doesn’t mean it’s not good. It is one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. It contains very unique and quirky drawings, stories, and poems. The way Lennon writes is really cool. He replaces normal words with similar words. It’s kind of hard to explain on...
i freaking love this book. it makes almost no sense. it’s brilliant. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/9757483
Zane Akers's review
the writing beatle - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3558734
Billy P's review
When I was in grammar school I got VERY into the Beatles, including checking this out of the library. It’s a lot of cheeky nonsense based on mispellings birthing second-tier puns, from what very little I remember. In fact, I recall so little about this and the followup book, “A Spaniard in the Works” (which contained somewhere the line “he even packed the penis he won at a...
Amy C's review
This book changed my life. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/10613718
Marius van Blerck's review
John Lennon clearly liked Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, and it shows in this amusing and intelligent book of short stories, which are collectively a delightful example of wordplay. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/12589713
Claire Meikle's review
Well, most of it doesn’t make any sense, in that delightful Lennonesque way. My copy is original, 6th printing from ‘64. I loved it, but it was really hard to figure out what he meant a lot of the time! But therein lies the fun. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/13059270
captain america's review
got this when i was 7. - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/14640447