Written on: 11/06/2010
Put down the Prozac step awayfromthe Gin stop eating that family size bar of milk chocolate..instead read John Donghues' Shakespeare My Butt and cheer yourself up. There are multiple laugh out loud moments when reading this book, which got really embarrassing especially when I was reading on a packed train and whilst waiting in receptiopn at the dentist surgery. Reminiscences of his childhood that I could completely identify with. Dreams of owning a Chopper bike, sweets, ice creams and... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2009
This was a serious 'laugh out loud' / 'belly chuckle' type experience. I read it in less than 12hrs, and couldn't put it down until the last word was read. Highly recommend this, to almost anyone (with a sense of humour!)...and very excited about John's next installment! John Donoghue, 'Shakespeare My Butt!' a must read, most definitely! (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2009
John Donoghue is a man with a story to tell and no pretensions. Full of witty, wry observation provoking a smile or sometimes laugh out loud for the reader. As an exiled north eastener it was fascinating to see that someone moving to the area had the same musings about place names as me. Thoroughly enjoyable read. Look forward to the next installment! (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2004 by nikkibeech (2 reviews written)
John Donoghue, Shakespeare My Butt! - I really enjoyed reading this book and just writing this review brings a smile! John writes with great wit. Enjoyed it so much I've passed it on to friends! (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2004 by nikkibeech (2 reviews written)
John Donoghue, Shakespeare My Butt! - One of the only books I have passed on to friends to read. Like me, they have all enjoyed the humour that pours into Johns' writing. If this is his first book, I'll be amazed!! Keep writing!! (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2004 by Sharon McDowell (1 review written)
The book brings a wry smile and laughter especially at the most ordinary events that happen to us all, maybe he is a Billy Connolly in text!
As a North Easterner myself the book was an education about the local area, shameful when John does not originate from this part of the world.
The snippets of forces life should be amusing and ring true to anyone who has or still is employed within the armed services. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2004 by Flyingsally (1 review written)
John Donoghue's Shakespeare My Butt! was a very refreshing change to to the usual run of the mill that I've read lately.
Humour was high on the list of ingredients with educational a close second.
I hope there's more to come. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2004 by mandyhead (1 review written)
John Donoghue, Shakespeare My Butt! - The book follows the adventures of John, his good friend Barbara, his daughter, Sparky, Go-Go and last, but by no means least, Barney. John is a man on a mission, determined to drag his poor family across the length and bredth of Yorkshire in order to make a calendar of funny / rude place names. John sees humour in everything, from sneezing onto the car window whilst simultaneously turning on the window spray, to the joys of house training a young... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2004 by Andiexx (1 review written)
I would recommend 'Shakespeare My Butt' to anyone who enjoys reading light hearted romps. This is a tale of one man's journey to no place in particular (no pun intended). The author has succeeded in creating a number of humorous narratives, on topics as diverse as the extinction of the thylacine (and no, I didn't know what a thylacine was until I read this book either) and the main differences between a Catholic and Protestant upbringing. The writing style is a refreshing change from the... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2004 by John West (1 review written)
John Donoghue, Shakespeare My Butt! Review:
One of the problems of serving in Her Majesties forces is that some of the experiences just seem too weird for the public to believe. And the problem with being British is that we don't think the places we live in are bizarre until someone else points them out to us.
John Donoghue (ex sailor and soldier) has managed to marry both these peculiarities in his book 'Shakespeare My Butt!' - a magnificent tale of obsession and adventure and tied the... (read more)
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