Reading Stephen Fry is like talking to a friend that you haven't seen for a long time, and a friend that have such closeness that make you a bit uneasy at time, but endearing after a while.
Imagine talking to someone who like to tell intimate details of his life, while sipping English tea with biscuit.
That's the feel of the book.
So, if you are looking for very precise account, or a bit more concise story that has a point, you are out of luck with this one.
How he tells his story is probably more important than what stories he is telling.
Only 100 pages in, and you kind of get the ideas what this is about.
Cambridge. Schooling. Sugar addition. Cigarette addition. Being gay.
That's sum it up what I've read so far.
It is enjoyable for those who already accept Stephen Fry for who he is.
Fry at Cambridge with Emma Thompson. Met Hugh Laurie.
Rowan Atkinson one man comedy show that Stephen Fry saw, floored him. Rowan from Oxford himself was really good, a joy and pleasure to watch.
If you don't know better, you thought all the good comedians are from Cambridge and Oxford.
This lead me to think about how well educated these actors and actresses are really.
Almost to the end of the book.
He was working, mostly as a writer, and many times as an actor on stage and radio.
His spending is excessive. He admitted that. But it is kind of expected for a man, single, not dating anyone, to have some retail therapy.
The overall feel of the book
The writer is trying to tell you who he was, and who he is really. The details might be edited, as memory failed a lot of times. But then it did feel genuine.
He choose to use a writing style that is more conversational. So, it is almost as it is written for an audio read out. If you read it that way, you will not be bothered by how the sentence is not concise, or elegant, or the lack of beautiful pose.