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The Sound of Laughter
by Peter Kay | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by katybean of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 16, 2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by isisjem): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by katybean from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Picked this up today, don't normally read Biography's, but love Peter Kay! 


Journal Entry 2 by katybean at White Hart Pub/Hotel in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 03, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (5/3/2012 UTC) at White Hart Pub/Hotel in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I've had this book sitting on my shelf for far too long now, so am going to let it travel!

I'm meeting up with some other bookcrossers this evening, so hopefully it'll go to a good home!

Katybean


Journal Entry 3 by isisjem at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 04, 2012

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Find Peter Kay so funny and think I'll enjoy reading this book. Picked up last night at the get together in Beaconsfield 


Journal Entry 4 by isisjem at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 07, 2012

7 out of 10

I'm not a fan of biographies these days. In my late teens and early twenties I read quite a few. Then I got a bit jaded by them. They seemed very biased accounts of the lives of famous people and even if they were written by the celebrity themselves, the temptation to re-write history must often be too strong. I'm also a bit perplexed these days how someone can write an autobiography when they're in their early twenties, with hardly any life lived. The better biographies seemed those written by older people who'd experienced a good few decades of life.

However as Peter Kay is one of those funny men that could read out the phone book and manage to get me laughing like a drain, fighting for breath, with tears of laughter streaming down my face; I decided to give his biography a go.

Peter Kay wrote this a few years ago now, when he seemed to be on TV every few moments. He's concentrated on the early period of his life leading up to him hitting the big time. Quite sensible for two reasons: 1) He gets over any issues of telling his complete life story before he's lived most of it and, 2) He can churn out more biographies at future dates if he desires.

This autobiography felt like a series of sketches at times and there certainly were moments when I had tears rolling down my face from laughing so much. I still chuckle now at the thought of the bit with him catching thrush off a bottle of Orangina or the armed robbery at the cash and carry. Too funny. It's easy to like Kay and recognise his distinct style in this book. I could certainly hear his voice in my head as I read.

If you're expecting a kiss and tell autobiography with lots of juicy revelations this is not the book for you. This book mainly concentrates on Kay's education and work history prior to hitting the big time. In places I wish it had been edited a bit better for grammatical errors. It's an enjoyable read for fan's of Peter Kay.

I think my other half would enjoy this book so I'm going to pass it on to him.  


Journal Entry 5 by isisjem at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (5/15/2012 UTC) at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Forgot to make release notes to say I passed this on to my other half who will no doubt release when he's finished reading it. He probably won't journal it first though. 




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