Monday, October 8, 2012
Tough Shit by Kevin Smith
Author: Kevin Smith
Read by: Kevin Smith
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Length: Approximately 6 hours (5 CDs)
Source: Review Copy from Penguin Audio – Thank-you!
I could listen to Kevin Smith talk all day. I loved this CD and listening to his story about having a dream and achieving it by making great movies in Hollywood. I was saddened that he seems ready to hang up his director’s hat, but the audiobook has inspired me to start listening to his SModcasts.
As you can probably tell from the title, this is rather a profane book. Smith has no problems talking using colorful language, and talking about things such as his conception and awkward sex with his wife. I am normally not fond of profane language myself, but Smith is just so entertaining and has such a great voice that I really enjoyed listening to the book.
I’ll admit that while I’ve watched all of Smith’s earlier fare, since having kids, Ben and I hardly watch any movies that are not children’s movies. I think Clerks II is the last Smith film we have seen. Although I hadn’t seen his latest movies, I had read about them in Entertainment Weekly and it was entertaining to hear his stories about making them. I especially loved his Bruce Willis stories.
Overall, Tough Shit was a very entertaining audiobook. The only negative was that it had to end, but luckily Smith left me with a way to keep listening to him (SModcasts). I loved that he read the book himself and had several asides about the process. I also loved his geeky references to geeky things I enjoy myself like Star Wars.