Monday, 24 December 2012

My Boring-Ass Life by Kevin Smith

Written By Kevin Smith

Genre
Autobiography, Diary

Synopsis

The Uncomfortably Candid Diary Of Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, director, writer and lover of comic books, brings us on a journey in to every aspect of his life.  From the film making process, to movie premieres and even the ups and downs of helping his best friend beat drug addiction, Smith doesn't hold any punches.

Review

I have been a fan of Kevin Smith for a long time so was very excited to find he'd written an autobiography. For once, I wasn't disappointed.

Another great thing about this book is that even the most mundane moments in his life seem interesting when told through his eyes.  Smith has such an easy style of writing that you really can just imagine that you are sat down with him having a chat.  It's a nice easy yet personal style of writing that really hooks the reader in with tales told with such warmth, humor and enthusiasm.

The most touching part of the book are the tales of Jason Mewes fight against addiction. Through it all, Smith doesn't once leave his side and the love the two friends feel for one another is apparent. It's an absolutely beautiful piece of writing and moved me to tears more than once.  It also doesn't fall in to melodramatic cliches or go the route of 'I'm so great for helping' that some autobiographies go for when they talk about lifes dramas unfolding.

All in all, highly recommended for both fans and non fans alike.  Smith comes across as such a nice guy with a genuine passion for everything he does from the incredible to the mundane that you can't help but want to go from page to page to see what he is going to get up to next.  What more could you possibly want from a book?

Presentation 4/5
Informative 4/5
Recommended 5/5
Overall 13/15

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