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Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey

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Richard Ayoade is many things – film director (of Submarine and the forthcoming The Double), comedy actor ( The IT Crowd), comedian and TV presenter ( Gadget Man). Home to William Golding, Sylvia Plath, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sally Rooney, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Max Porter, Ingrid Persaud, Anna Burns and Rachel Cusk, among many others, Faber is proud to publish some of the greatest novelists from the early twentieth century to today. I realise it's supposed to be a spoof and the endless footnotes another witty idiosyncrasy, but my God it wore thin.

I read this book because I am an admirer of Richard Ayoade's performance on the British sitcom, The IT Crowd, and his two films, Submarine and The Double. However, as the narrative progresses (there is only a loose narrative, as it’s not particularly critical for this almost-Bildungsroman-style of novel), it felt as though Ayoade opened up a little, perhaps accidentally, as he seemed to become more deprecating of his own skill. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). In this controversial and exciting listen, Pollan explores caffeine’s power as the most-used drug in the world - and the only one we give to children (in soda pop) as a treat.Ayoade plays Ayoade, Ayoade, and countless other characters while Eisenberg pops in to blast dirtbag-manic energy throughout. These sections include regular ‘Pause for Thought’ pages of questions for the reader (‘Are there any clues in these articles as to how Ayoade still manages to get work? Community's "Critical Film Studies": Celebrating Two Years of the 21st Century's Greatest TV Episode". The interviews are supposed to reveal a meaningful insight into Ayoade’s reflections on his cinematic legacy.

It's been formally recognised as a Borough of Sanctuary and is teeming with creative individuals and communities. I hadn't read anything from him before this, and maybe if I had I would have been better prepared for this book, but it was not to be. Ayoade on Ayoade' is a playful, funny parody of those earnest books which fawn over auteurs and deconstruct their work for meta levels of meaning. He said that his degree in law was no longer a viable "fallback" for him and that he would need to "go back to square one".My only gripe which has been mentioned by other users is the heavy use of referring to the appendix which is fine with a paperback but for my Kindle edition become quiet a chore.

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