A Spaniard in the Works has ratings and 59 reviews. Chris said: Being a dyed-in-the-wool original Beatlemaniac (saw them twice in Houston on my 13t. A Spaniard in the Works. by John Lennon. A Terrific opportunity to grab a signed copy of this Edition of John Lennon. Published by Jonathan Cape London. A Spaniard in the Works is a book from by John Lennon. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book.

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He might have written a true classic otherwise. George was smoking a bong. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As with In His Own Writethis is more interesting for who wrote it than for its contents. I nearly felt bad for laughing at the dark humour but I just couldn’t help myself. Sep 03, Connor Broderick rated it liked it. Laminate at joints lifting slightly, as invariably happens, tiny scratch to front cover, ,ennon tiny spots of foxing to edges, else a fine, bright copy.

John Lennon’s A Spaniard In The Works is published – The Beatles Bible

In any case, I had a lot of the stories in the book bottled up in my system and it did me good to get rid of them — ‘better out than in’. Boards rubbed at edges with some tiny stains to the front panel. His messy fusion of words is great, a continual flow of neologisms jumping at you off the page.

I was just a little impressed with John, but I only recommend this book to those who truly want to read it.


Some of the stories in this book kind of dragged for me, and I think I like reading nonsense which is all that both books are in smaller quantities, but that might just be me. Very Good – Edition: First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unfortunately, this obligatory sequel to In His Own Write feels forced.

Illustrated by the Author. Only the second proof copy we have encountered of Lennon’s second book.

More doggerel poetry from “the writing Beatle. If John had written nothing else, this book would not have assured his immortality.

All the same, it’s the work of an unschooled, immature poet [sigh, that should stir the pot] with a tart sense of humor. Sign In Register Help Cart. But still she won’t come out.

But I always feel bad laughing at it when no one else does, or putting it in front of people who don’t think it’s NEARLY as good as I do, or, worse yet, trying to be absurdistly funny myself and getting the same polite or uncomfortable reception.

Tragic thing is, I really like absurdist comedy most of all.

A delightful collection of scribblings – poerty, short prose, cartoons -from a music legend. Good Dog Nigel Arf, arf, he goes, a merry sight, Our little hairy friend, Arf, arf, upon the lampost bright Arfking round the bend.

A Spaniard in the Works

It might just be a personal preference but I liked that “In His Own Write” had a lot of quick and short poems and stories that didn’t take long to read. Publisher’s laminated printed boards. Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool Same goes for ” For more information on terms of purchase with Paddle8, please refer to our conditions of business. Lin A delightful collection of scribblings – poerty, short prose, cartoons -from a music legend.


I have no idea whether Lennon decided lnenon publish in a way of mocking literature or if he was truly expressing himself through this writing. Owner’s signature to endpaper. Apr 29, Dane Cobain rated it liked it. Online bidding for this work ended on June 14, at sorks Illustrated throughout with line drawings by the author.

I am not a fan of it, but I can see how some people and hardcore beatlemaniacs could wkrks.

Very Good Minus Edition: Despite this, “Gimme Some Truth” still rocks like a motherfucker. Baggins Book Bazaar Ltd Published: Highly recommended if you’re out to learn all you can about John Lennon.

One of the weirdests books I’ve read, but definitely the most amusing and funniest!! Original art work along with original prose and poetry by the author.

The condition noted above is as represented by the seller to the best of their ability. This book is very corny and kind of meaningful, I enjoyed it lennpn much. It’s surreal with a lot of dark humor and just screams “written by John Lennon” all over it.

Extremeties lightly worn with superficial wear to illustrated covers. Profusely illustrated with Lennon’s idiosyncratic drawings.