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Moab is my washpot : an autobiography de…
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Moab is my washpot : an autobiography (original: 1997; edição: 2000)

de Stephen Fry

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"A number one bestseller in Britain, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the American profile of this multitalented writer, actor and comedian has grown steadily, especially in the wake of his title role in the film Wilde, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and his supporting role in A Civil Action. Fry has already given readers a taste of his tumultuous adolescence in his autobiographical first novel, The Liar, and now he reveals the equally tumultuous life that inspired it. Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge, at the age of eighteen, ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is a brilliantly idiosyncratic character who continues to attract controversy, empathy and real devotion"--… (mais)
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Título:Moab is my washpot : an autobiography
Autores:Stephen Fry
Informação:New York : Soho Press, 2000.
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:history-biography-autobiography, Goodreads books

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Moab Is My Washpot de Stephen Fry (1997)

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A book in which Stephen Fry reminisces about his early life and digresses about stuff that comes to mind, a lot. It's brutally honest and self-relativising. Some parts were a little hard to get through, either because I found them boring, or he was referring to things I didn't know, or because I just didn't know what the hell he was on about. Most if it is amusing, interesting and charming in that typical Stephen Fry way. Let's face it, he's a slick bastard. I especially enjoyed his antics and pranks at school. He really manages to capture the feel and dialogue of schoolboys. It's also fun to imagine him reading this in his silky smooth voice that is the best thing to happen to narration since Morgan Freeman. A good read for Fry fans. 3.5 or 4 ( )
  superpeer | Feb 1, 2021 |
Stephen Fry is nothing if not entertaining. Somehow he manages to be entertaining even when revealing some pretty dark sides of himself.

Moab is My Washpot is Stephen Fry's first autobiography and it covers his first twenty years through the filter that is memory and preserved items. One thing is clear, Stephen Fry 40 year old doesn't like Stephen Fry 5, 10, 15 or 18 year old and he goes to lengths to prove his point.

I consumed this book as an audio book, read by one of my favourite narrators: Stephen Fry. Ah, see... meta! It's an excellent combination. Who else could read an autobiography and make it seem real?

Apart from a view into the mind and acts of Small Fry (oh, yes, he hates that - but this might be my only chance to see if he reads this review) I also got a fascinating view into English public schools and homosexual adolescence. While he doesn't paint a positive image of the school system, he still maintains that whatever flaws he developed wasn't because of it. Who can tell. We only have one shot at life and the rest is speculation.

If you have been entertained by Stephen Fry through the last 30-40 years, this book (and audio book in particular) is something I recommend. ( )
  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
Uno de esos libros que es imposible decidir la puntuacion.
Al principio no me gusto nada. Me confundia, a veces hablaba del pasado, otras del presente, otras se iba por la tangente. Me parecia que era un hombre sin un plan, balbuceando en forma de libro.

Despues me empezo a encandilar, me hizo comprender varias cosas sobre la vida, me enseñó y descubri como aprendiendo sobre la vida de otra gente posiblemente puedes aprender de sus exitos y errores.

Alrededor del ultimo cuarto del libro empeze a sospechar que todo es una gran mentira. Como es posible que recuerde a la exactitud conversaciones que tuvo a los 12 años? En algun momento tiene pensamientos extremadamente maduros, cuando tenia 14. No me lo creo.

Y al final mi conclusion es que el libro es una gran mentira. Esta creando el personaje que el quiere crear de el mismo. Exactamente quiere que le veamos como un adolescente con todos esos defectos. Esos defectos son tan perfectamente defectuosos que no puede ser mas que creados por diseño. Quiza lo hace subconscientemente, no digo que sea su culpa.

El otro gran defecto es que sus tangentes, descripciones y eventos estan todos tan mezclados que se hace una lectura dificil. Inteligencia tambien es saber simplificar y aclarar.

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  trusmis | Nov 28, 2020 |
I have twice started this book and twice put it aside - I will not pick it up again. Sorry Stephen Fry, though a fan, I just cannot get into this book of yours. ( )
  Fliss88 | Mar 31, 2020 |
I do love people with a facility for language and unique personalities who have lived fascinating lives and are able to share them vividly. ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Sep 4, 2019 |
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"A number one bestseller in Britain, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the American profile of this multitalented writer, actor and comedian has grown steadily, especially in the wake of his title role in the film Wilde, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and his supporting role in A Civil Action. Fry has already given readers a taste of his tumultuous adolescence in his autobiographical first novel, The Liar, and now he reveals the equally tumultuous life that inspired it. Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge, at the age of eighteen, ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is a brilliantly idiosyncratic character who continues to attract controversy, empathy and real devotion"--

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