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Brian Jay Jones

Autor(a) de Jim Henson: The Biography

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Obras de Brian Jay Jones

Jim Henson: The Biography (2013) 802 cópias, 64 resenhas
George Lucas: A Life (2016) 261 cópias, 1 resenha
Washington Irving: An American Original (2008) 61 cópias, 1 resenha


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The writing style is just so bland I had a difficult time finishing this book.
It was an absolute chore to read this book. Half of the content that was included felt like it was thrown in to get it more than 150 pages versus the 300 plus it is.
I’m glad I’m a fast reader because I wouldn’t waste any more time with this book.
sarahthescribbler | outras 6 resenhas | Jan 7, 2024 |
This book was awesome and heartbreaking all at the same time. Jim Henson in many ways defined my childhood and I loved learning more about him and his life. While he was by no means a perfect man, he was incredible and his untimely death was nothing short of tragic. I found this book, completely fascinating and appreciated Jones' tact/tasteful handling of Jim's love life. I've read many reviews that have complained that Jones doesn't give enough detail about Jim's dalliances and how they effected Jane and the rest of the family. If you are looking for salacious gossip, this book is not for you. If you are truly interested in who Jim was as a person, learning about all the projects he worked on and how he impacted those around him then I definitely recommend this book.… (mais)
TMVeal | outras 63 resenhas | May 28, 2023 |
Comprehensive bio on Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. There were plenty of interviews with staff and family members which gave you a very good look at his laid back personality. He sounds like someone it would have been good to work with. I wish the book had included a list of all the Muppet Shows with each guest star, date of recording or airing, as well as other filmography data. While the author had some information on what his children did after their father's death, it would have been nice to have that summarized at the end for each of the five children as well as each child's spouse and children. Unless you read the acknowledgments section you would not have known his wife passed away and it is unknown exactly what happened to Mary Ann. I always like a biographer to tie up the loose ends for the folks who had a significant impact on their subject's life.… (mais)
knahs | outras 63 resenhas | Feb 6, 2023 |
The wonderful story of a brilliant man and the imagination he shared with the world.
Malaraa | outras 63 resenhas | Apr 26, 2022 |



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