Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review: Caspar Lee

Title: Caspar Lee
Author: Emily Riordan Lee & Caspar Lee
Publisher: Penguin
Year published: 2016
How I got this book: Listened to it as an audiobook through the app Storytel
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
This is a book about me.

Unfortunately, I didn't write it - my mum did. WTF!

Let me tell you now that 98% of it is total lies. Actually, I'm pretty sure this book is illegal. So if you've bought it, you've basically supported a criminal. How does that feel?

I think she's getting me back for my first day in this world when I mayyy have tried to kill her. She won't not be able to mention that... You might also find out about my first day at school, why my head is so massive, how I've always been a hit with the ladies and other things like that. 

You know, important stuff.

Anyway, I found the book at the printer and you'll see I've corrected som of her most outrageous lies.

So, you know, enjoy. Just remember only the bits that make me look good are true..

My thoughts:
As stated above, this book is not written by Caspar Lee himself, but his mother. I knew this going into the book, but didn't really know what to expect. I also didn't read this is a physical book, but listened to it as an audiobook. Casper, his mother and his sister all participated in the audiobook, each saying what they had written. I really enjoyed this concept.

Because I didn't read this as a physical book, I wasn't able to see any of the pictures in the book. This is the only negative thing about reading is as an audiobook. However, because you get Caspar and his mother reading to you, instead of just reading words on a page, I didn't mind it. It didn't take anything from the book, except for maybe the last chapter, which, for me, consisted of Caspar just reading out the text beneath all the pictures without seeing them myself.

Emily Riordan Lee is the one we hear most from throughout this book, because she has written most of it. It felt like a mother telling me about her son, and by the time I was finished I felt like I knew both of them. 

This is obviously a book that you'll mostly enjoy if you're already familiar with Caspar Lee. I think the more of a fan you are, the more you'll enjoy this book. However, I don't watch a lot of his videos, but I still greatly enjoyed this book. So, I would definitely recommend this.

Buy this book?
Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
BookDepository (worldwide, affiliate link)
AdLibris (Norway)

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