Pegg offers a hilarious look at the journey to becoming an international superstar, dotted with a cast of memorable characters, and you’re rooting for him all the way.
Review courtesy of my son Marc:
A few reasons really come to mind when I'm asked the question why I wished to read the novel Nerd Do Well written by Simon Pegg. The most prominent one is the amazing similarities between us. Simon and I are both extremely smart, witty, handsome and undeniably charming. Our bodies are also hot enough to fry eggs on. All joking aside, I jumped at the chance to read this novel because of the simple fact that Simon Pegg has been one of my all time favorite actors since I caught a clip of the trailer to the cult classic film Shaun of the Dead. All it took were a few scenes and a touching glimpse of matricide to solidify his place in my heart as not only a great comedic actor, but one with control of many of the spectrum's of emotion. After watching other films he stars in such as Hot Fuzz and Run, Fat Boy, Run, I knew that soon more research would be needed. Nerd Do Well is not exactly an easy book to read as the vocabulary is actually quite impressive in this book, but any faithful fan would find it more than entertaining enough to continue reading from chapter to chapter. Along with the serious sections of the book and I use the term serious lightly, there are short stories of Simon as a superhero who is much like his actual self...fantastic. Along with his faithful robotic butler and sidekick Canterbury, Simon goes on an adventure that includes references to movies such as The Shawshank Redemption and the entire Star Wars trilogy, which ends in a tragic showdown with the villainous mastermind Lord Black. Simply put, Nerd Do Well is a terrific novel which follows the life of Simon Pegg from his time as the little class clown to the blossoming and booming actor that he now is. The book delivers everything that you could ever ask from a story, evoking laughs, groans, tears and often a peek around to make sure no one sees what perverted line your eyes have just read and re-read. Although I wouldn't advise this book to anyone looking for a light read, I would definitely advise anyone who considers themselves a film buff or in an ideal situation, someone who is a fan of redheaded, cheeky, and otherwise brilliant actors, this book should be added to your reading list. oh, and Mr. Pegg?....hi....just wanted to say hello. Have a great day.
Author: Simon Pegg
Published: November 2010Publisher: Century
Pages: 384Genre: Autobiography
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Disclaimer:Thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending me a review copy. Marc was not compensated for his review. Marc's thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are his personal reflections based solely on HIS experience while reading this novel
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