The Fry Chronicles

The Fry Chronicles

At least with autobiographies you can’t whine and moan after reading them that there should have been more spaceships, that you knew who the killer was all along and that it wouldn’t happen in real life. The writers life is the writers life, unless a certain artistic license is taken or the author resorts to blatant lies to see the book then we pretty much know what we’re going to get. In the case of Stephen Fry we know that his previous autobiographical volume, Moab Is My Washpot, ended around the time he left school. This volume, as luck would have it, starts shortly after and continues up to and including Blackadder II.

There really isn’t much more to say about it. It’s an account of Stephen Fry’s life written in the style of Stephen Fry by Stephen Fry.

The interesting thing about the books release is the number of formats that it’s available on. There’s the physical hardback, audio CD, audio download, myFry iPhone/iPod touch/iPad app, iBook, iBook enhanced and Kindle versions. I purchased the Kindle version as I had just received my Kindle in the post from Amazon.

  • Reviewed on Friday, 22 October 2010
  • Tagged with book review