“ Author: Noel Fielding / Format: Hardback / Date of publication: 13 October 2011 / Genre: Humour / Subcategory: Humour General / Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd / Title: The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton / ISBN 13: 9780857862051 / ISBN 10: 0857862051 „
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Noel Fielding is famous for his works on the Mighty Boosh, The IT crowd and as an artist and comedian. Everyone can agree this guy is well out there and has probably got one of the wildest imaginations out there inspiring his television and art work.
This is not the typical autobiography as it lacks the stories about Noel himself and "the scribblings of a madcap shambleton" is exactly what this book seems to be, the stories are unrelated but if you share a love for the crazy and utter random juice that comes out of Noel's mouth you will love this book. If you wanted the life and times of Noel Fielding then you just may have to wait til his imagination calms down a bit.
The book contains a weird array of short stories, some photographs (half not suitable for children) and Noel's artwork, his artwork is very modern felt pen crazy stuff (similar to the Mighty Boosh drawing's) which have all now been ripped out and put on my wall along with my other pop art artists. This could also be for somebody who has a passion for art as Noel now appears to be quite an up and coming artist with a comedian mixed in. I found myself laughing hysterically at some of the drawings and stories.
Noel Fielding does and will always have a very strange view on things, you either find him funny or you don't If you have only discovered this man and want to see what he is all about, buying this book will give you an insight into the crazy mind of Noel Fielding without boring you to death with typical "I was a good student at school" autobiography stuff. If you aren't a Noel fan, this obviously isn't for you and I think any Noel fan here would have to get their hands on it straight away.