Three star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks.
[DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly and belatedly.]
This book has pros and cons.
Pro: despite being B-list, Campbell is still a damn talented dude, and so his reading of this book is very entertaining.
Pro: Hearing about the making of some of his earliest movies was super interesting.
Pro: I’m reading this a decade or two after it came out, so there’s a whole section talking about how hilarious this new “GPS technology” is.
Pro: Campbell feels like a genuine guy, and I appreciated his appreciation of all the work that goes in behind the scenes.
Pro: Reading this made me finally watch Evil Dead. OMG HOW HAD I NEVER SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE?!?!?! IT WAS AMAZING!
Con: The earliest chapters about his childhood can easily be skipped over. There is nothing entertaining or unique about his childhood.
Con: Look, it’s not Shakespeare.
Con: This book’s pretty uneven, so some sections are very interesting while others are very drawn out and boring.
Con: I’d like an update on Campbell’s life since this book came out, since he’s gone on to do a TON of stuff since.