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Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie – A Bit of Fry and Laurie | Review

Title: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Author: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 230

Rating 3.5/5

 

 

This book is basically just a collection of scripts from the A Bit of Fry and Laurie TV show, but I’ve seen every episode of it a whole bunch of times and so because of that, it felt weirdly like I was re-reading something.

The good news is that all in all, I thought it was a lot of fun, and it reminded me why I was such a fan of the show in the first place. It also got me wanting to re-watch it, especially because of certain sections like the Tony and Control sketches. It even clarified a few bits here and there where I guess I misheard what had been said in the show and so the jokes were lost on me.

Still, I was somehow expecting more from this, perhaps in the form of a few little bonuses from Fry and Laurie. There was a little introduction that added a certain amount of context, but it wasn’t really enough to make this feel original in its own right. Instead, the book was kind of derivative of the show, but what the hey? If you’re a fan of Fry and Laurie, you’ll still enjoy it.

 

 

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Rob Grant and Doug Naylor – Son of Soup | Review

Title: Son of Soup

Author: Rob Grant and Doug Naylor

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 166

Rating: 4*/5

 

Rob Grant and Doug Naylor - Son of Soup

Rob Grant and Doug Naylor – Son of Soup

 

This book is effectively the sequel to Primordial Soup, and so as such it’s just a collection of six more of “the least worst scripts” from the cult favourite sci-fi show. It’s not going to make much sense if you read it out of context, but it’s a great read for a die-hard fan who’s seen every episode, like myself.

In this collection, then, we have the scripts for Gunmen of the Apocalypse, Holoship, Camille, Backwards, Kryten and Me2, and that in itself is pretty cool because it gives you an interesting cross-section of different series. It’s also interesting to see some of the bits that were cut out from the final shows, which makes it an Easter egg fest for viewers of the show.

All in all, not for everyone – but pretty good if you’re already a fan of the series.

 

Grant Naylor

Grant Naylor

 

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