Review of 'And Now for Something Completely Digital: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Monty Python CDs and DVDs'

And Now for Something Completely Digital: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Monty Python CDs and DVDs by Alan Parker, and Mick O'Shea

completely_digital.jpg If you were thinking that this is a reference guide you would be more wrong than you might think. Though the appendices do list the various Monty Python CDs, DVDs and computer games available at the time of publication the rest of the book is quite different. The first few chapters talk about the history of the Pythons then from Chapter Three onwards the chapters basically describe the films, blow by blow with small bits of trivia and quotes thrown in throughout. To say it is a bit of an odd read is an understatement. I have to say that Parker and O'Shea do know their Python and their take on the movies is quite amusing particularly to those quite familiar with them (yeah, I am quite familiar).

Having just completed The Pythons Autobiography By The Pythons I figured this would follow-on quite well with Now for Something Completely Digital having sat on my shelves for some time. A bit of a Monty Python book marathon.

It was amusing to relive the bits from the movies but I can't see that this is much more than a novelty read. There are not enough books, CDs and DVDs to really warrant a full book anyway so I suppose they had to pad it out a bit and, given that they are Python nuts, this was as good as anything. The writing is reasonable and has just the right amount of quotes and trivia to keep it interesting.

Obviously, only one for fans.

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Review Date: 2017-03-31


Genre: Non-Fiction

Publisher: disinformation

Publication Date: 2006

ISBN: 9781932857313