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Day 87 – A View From The Top …

11/06/2020

Day 87 – a view from the top …

I’m going to have to go back to work soon I reckon, so I’m desperately clinging onto these last sunny days when I can just lie around luxuriously in the sun reading …

I fully recommend this book, the latest from Richard Ayoade of The IT Crowd fame. It is a ‘definitive analysis’ of the 2003 dramedy film ‘A View From The Top‘, staring Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, & Mike Meyers. Yes, I did watch the movie pre-read. I don’t suggest ever watching that movie unless you are planning to read this book. It is quite literally the worst movie ever made.

But worth it in the end to get some context for the book, which is fabulous!

The book is absolutely what I expected. Hilarious, laugh out loud dry humour, the content heading off on numerous tangents, and an insane amount of subtexts.

I found myself reading in Richards voice occasionally, which actually helped me get through some some of the more bizarre bits.  I love how he has taken seemingly unimportant bits in the plot, and dissected them to a level which makes you look at it in a whole new light.

Absolutely worth a read.

AYOADE ON TOP

by Richard Ayoade

 

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