There is absolutely no doubt that I Like Big Books and Cannot Lie is a completely zany quiz night style book based on the music of the ‘70s and ‘80s that will test your knowledge to the limit, as Tamara Dever has set out to literally, re-write many of the songs from the era with book influenced themes.
Zany, funny and frustrating hilarious at times, there is so much fun to be found in amongst what was once familiar territory, as songs you used two know, become songs I thought I knew and so much more. Just reading the introduction titled ‘We’re in this love together’ is a guaranteed tip off for what is in store as the pages turn, with instructions of a sort, on how to use the book.
A self-confessed geek when it comes to words and music Tamara Dever, who in her own words, is ‘somewhat addicted to playing lyrics trivia games’ with anyone who will join in the fun, which now includes you as you bought this book, or are going to buy this book as soon as you have finished reading the review, because it really is terrific for people who love to play word games, or consider they are an expert on ‘70s and ‘80s music.
Endless hours of mayhem are too be discovered in the pages, as well as a realisation that perhaps the people who originally wrote the lyrics really were far more clever than ever given credit, as you will discover.
Created as a workbook I Like Big Books and Cannot Lie has been styled with the intent to bring fun, laughter and song into your life, something that is sorely needed in today’s world. So by the time you have worked your way through the madcap and mayhem of the pages, you too may discover you are busy singing lyrics almost forgotten, creating new titles in your head and generally feeling terrific.
If you are not sure how a melody goes, or have, shame on you, never even heard of the title track, there is a link to the playlist in order of appearance that can be found on the website.
In the final summation, Don’t Worry, Be Happy, Let the Music Play and enjoy your funny, inspiring, feel good romp back through the music of a bygone, well almost, era.
|Publisher||Narrow Gate Books|
|Distributor||Narrow Gate Books|