Thursday, June 19, 2008
An interesting book
Not long ago, I saw something interesting at Barnes & Noble. Not an unusual occurrence, I'll grant you, but it's not every day that you walk into a store and find William Shatner staring at you.
Immediately,I knew that I had to read it. It's William Shatner - how could it not be interesting? He's done all kinds of crazy stuff! I immediately wrote the tile down in my trusty PDA to look up at the library (I said I wanted to read it, not drop $26.00 on it).
I requested the book from the library, and after only a few days, it was in my possession. It did not disappoint.
Mr. Shatner has indeed lived an interesting life, and he tells the story well. Unlike most biographies, which tell the story of a person's life by recounting events in a clear sequential order, this book reads like Shatner is just talking to you, reminiscing about his life...with commercial interruptions. Yes, he pauses several times to plug his website, williamshatner.com. As this is done in a humorous manner, it really isn't as irritating as you'd expect.
Whether you're a hardcore Trekkie or just somebody who enjoys a good biography - this one is well worth checking out.