I would also be highly delighted to pay twice the price of it. You either get the humour or it leaves you cold. I was so looking forward to reading the Memoirs of Count Arthur Strong, having listened to his radio show and of course watched is television series. People like Barry Cryer, the white haired one with glasses off I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue and Jokers Wild. Volumes two and three can't come quick enough. After becoming addicted to the tv show, I just had to get his book, and now working my way through the radio series. His constant ability to get in a muddle is the source of numerous misadventures which he blunders through, thinking everyone else is in the wrong.
I could only read half of it before becoming seriously depressed and wondering if life is worth it after all. I mean, honestly, if Marks and Spencer could cough up a fiver by way of apologizing for Brazilnutgate, the least you youngers who are benefitting from such wisdom could do is follow suit. I love Count Arthur Strong, so I suspose I should rate this book more favorably. She must love pun-ishment get it? However I can't recommend them as Count Arthur really needs an audience to work off. With the addition of some straight actors as stooges, this book could probably be edited into two, or three, very good half hour radio shows.
It is a great shame that the reading was not done in front of an audience as the Youtube video of his interview and reading at the Cheltenham Festival is hilarious. And I look forward to one day reading it back myself, time permitting. I'm firmly in the 'I get it' category my wife thinks I'm mad. I hope none of them find out my number or address--they can't get my last name, because I don't use it. Count Arthur Strong is a show business legend, after-dinner speaker and a leading authority on Ancient Egypt, having been stationed there during his nation service. As a long-term fan myself I couldn't help but love this which was, in effect, a feature-length version of his radio show but with additional characters being described by the Count rather than appearing directly. People like Barry Cryer, the white haired one with glasses off 'I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue' and 'Jokers Wild'.
Count Arthur Strong is a show business legend, after-dinner speaker and a leading authority on Ancient Egypt, having been stationed there during his nation service. Or if you want to go directly through me and pay cash, I can do that as well. The author speaks of the Heineke Manouverment, which made me laugh until my sides hurt. He's the sort of person who would drive the wrong way down a one-way street and then complain about all the other idiots who were driving the wrong way. He should have a weekly show on this overly obsessed 'reality tv' world we live in. So this book was a must for me and didn't disappoint one iota what is an iota? I mean anecdotes, I very much enjoyed this and wished it was longer - it brightened up my daily commute to work with many laugh aloud moments.
We were not disappointed, it is amusing and entertaining and if you buy it second hand, it is even cheap! V Series in his portfolio Count Arthur Strong is in my humble opinion the most refreshing and witty personalty to claim his niche in the British comedy scene. What was one of the most memorable moments of Through It All I've Always Laughed? He has countless friends in the showbiz world. With his customary generosity he has requested that you be allowed to hear him personally reading from his own very manuscript which can also be found on his audiobook… in which he tells of his early years as a baby and how he came to be one. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Count Arthur Strong is one of my favourite comedy characters, so it came as no surprise that I also enjoyed this book. The comedy is superb and when you listen to him a third or fourth time you are bound to pick something up you missed before. Lots of laugh out loud moments will definitely be reading the next one.
Newcomers may be left as baffled as the author. Count Arthur Strong is a show business legend, after-dinner speaker and a leading authority on Ancient Egypt, having been stationed there during his nation service. To say that I was disappointed with the book is an understatement. The audio version is better than the print version as Count Arthur has such a distinctive voice and turn of phrase. Whoever proof-read this before it was published needs An ironic review first - this book was full of spelling errors, poor punctuation and other such grammatical errors - in fact it was littered with them throughout the book.
Not mind-blowingly funny, but worth the money - but only if you're a Count Arthur fan!. Yes, purely because I am such a fan read addict of the entire Count Arthur Strong franchise. The humour is very British in a way and might not appeal to everyone, and he's a bit like Marmite another British thing - you either love him or hate him. Thankfully it's not a re-hash of earlier material, which would have been a big disappointment. So, if you like his radio show, then there will be nuggets of comedy here that will put a smile on your face, but you may also find it rather patchy.
The passage where he considers vegetarian sausages to be a suitable vegetable accompaniment to his pork version, for example, is a classic example of his endearingly flawed logic that could have you chuckling out loud. In fact I prefer that. He loves a drink and is so mean he rarely pays for anything. I decided it was when I put this book down. This book is a strange, but entertaining rambling monologue consistent with his creator's Steve Delaney radio and live material.
Paul Howard Irish Times Converts. This book is a strange, but entertaining rambling monologue consistent with his creator's Count Arthur Strong is very much like that famous spread. If you're one of the former, you'll enjoy this book. I had to lie down with a washcloth on my forehead after reading half this book, so I don't think I'll finish it. Why did I buy this book? Who was your favorite character and why? That opens up a whole new range of places you could read the book.