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Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis
by Warwick Davis | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by Neckarhex of Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, July 14, 2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Neckarhex): permanent collection


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Neckarhex from Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, July 14, 2011

9 out of 10

This book is travelling as a bookring for my first Bookcrossing anniversary.

Abstract:
"Hi! Believe it or not, I'm a world famous actor. No really, I am. Hey! Don't put the book back! Let me explain ...You may not recognise my name - or my face for that matter - but it's very likely you've seen me at work. I've managed to cram quite a bit into my thirty-year acting career. In fact I've helped put more bums on cinema seats than Will Smith or Tom Hanks. Who else can say that they've helped destroy a Death Star? Defeated an evil sorceress? Taught magic to Harry Potter? Become a Jedi Master? Reluctantly hitchhiked across the galaxy in search of the answer to the Ultimate Question? Or embarked (six times, no less) on a psychotic killing spree as a gold-obsessed leprechaun? I've also performed in a jazz club with the late, great Ray Charles, been kicked in the head by Ricky Gervais (twenty-three times) and have successfully navigated the Peterborough one-way system on more than one occasion. You may also have noticed that, at three-foot-six, I am ever so slightly below average height. My genes are arranged in a vaguely peculiar manner, which means I have a disorder that no one can pronounce (spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita - go on, try!) and very few people understand. This has thrown up its own trials and tribulations - particularly when my wife and I tried to start a family - but also in an everyday kind of way - surviving a supermarket shopping trip, getting into fights with drunks, that sort of thing. So, without further preamble - except to add that George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Ron Howard, Ricky Gervais (amongst others) have chipped in - I urge you, discerning reader, to read on and discover what life is like when it really is too short. At the very least, George Lucas will finally explain why there really is no underwear in space - and who wouldn't want to know that?"

Warwick A. Davis made his screen debut as Wicket the Ewok in 1983's Return of the Jedi. His extremely rare condition has led to a career as the world's leading little actor. He also runs Willow Management, an agency representing actors below five feet and above seven, and lives in Peterborough with his wife and their two children.



Thread to the German forum entry. Please send me a PM if you want to participate.

Participants:
1) Neckarhex
2) tourvel
3) YogiSchoko
4) my sister Idaida

The book is currently with me until it goes to
5) ?
6) ?
7) Non-BC-Mitglied TheVirginian
... back to me

Please note:
- Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
- When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
- Please try to finish it within one month
- When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
- Make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
- Make a release note to let everyone know that it's in the mail
- Send the book to the next person on the list
- Last person: please let me know so I can search for new readers
If delayed make sure to let us know so that the ring will not stop.

I'd also like you to put your username and location on the inside of the back cover for this "travelling"

 


Journal Entry 2 by Neckarhex at Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, July 22, 2011

9 out of 10

This was a wonderful read. Interesting, entertaining, not too difficult to read even for the non-native speaker, and full of fascinating trivia about the film business and the movies Davis has been part off - and even some more. The story of Davis' life so far focuses mostly on his career, including a very balanced part of his private life that feels to be just the perfect amount; not too little and not too much.
I had a really good time with it! Knowing so many more details now, I also want to re-watch most of the films with Davis I have already seen.
 


Journal Entry 3 by Neckarhex at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, July 25, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/25/2011 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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The book now travels to his first station. Bon voyage! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingtourvelwing at Alsdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, August 05, 2011

9 out of 10

Das Buch ist gut bei den Schwiegereltern angekommen und ich habe es heute in Empfang genommen. Freu mich schon drauf :-)

30.08.2011
Habe das Buch schon in meinem Bodensee-Urlaub gelesen, aber bin ja dann direkt wieder weggefahren, so dass ich jetzt erst kommentiere.
Warwick Davies kenne ich aus diversen Filmen - außer Leprechaun, da bestehe ich drauf :-) - und habe Willlow im Regal stehen. Aus diesem Grund hat mich das Buch interessiert und ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Natürlich drehte sich viel ums Filmgeschäft, aber er gab auch Einblicke ins Private. Besonders berührt hat mich sein Enthusiasmus für seinen Beruf, vor allem, da er den meisten Unbekannt ist, er selten zu erkennen ist und dann auch noch so einiges an Strapazen auf sich nehmen musste. Berührt hat mich aber auch, wie er über seine Familie schreibt, vor allem über seine ersten beiden Kinder.
Das Buch ist gut zu lesen und die Geschichten und Anekdoten witzig und interessant. Ein klitzekleines bisschen hat mich der gelegentlich abrupte Wechsel von einer Begebenheit zur nächsten gestört.
Danke für's mitlesen lassen :-) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingtourvelwing at an einen weiteren Leser, per Post geschickt -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (8/29/2011 UTC) at an einen weiteren Leser, per Post geschickt -- Controlled Releases

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Auf dem Weg zu YogiSchoko. Viel Vergnügen damit! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingYogiSchokowing at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, September 05, 2011

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The book arrived today. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingYogiSchokowing at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, October 22, 2011

8 out of 10

I enjoyed reading the book even if I don't know any of the films except Harry Potter. There were even some like the Leprechaun I didn't heard about before - and I don't need to watch them in the future ;-). The facts about the film making ofs were, nevertheless, interesting. I like the kind of humour of Warwick Davis. And the photos in the book are great.

The book will be returned to Neckarhex today. 


Journal Entry 8 by Neckarhex at Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, October 22, 2011

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And back home for the moment. Thanks for bringing it to the Meetup! 




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