Thursday, December 29, 2016
Charlotte's Web of Books Thursday, December 29, 2016 2016, ARC, Biographies, Netgalley, Non-Fiction No comments
Like everybody else in the world I was obsessed with Breaking Bad. I resisted for several seasons, but resistance was futile. Because Walter White was such a riveting character, I was excited to read Bryan Cranston's memoir.
Bryan Cranston was a California boy with a father who was in the business. His childhood was unusual because his father wasn’t consistently successful, so after his parents split up Bryan and his brother had to scavenge for things his mom could sell at a flea market. But the most interesting thing about his youth was the fact that he and his brother travelled across country on their motorcycles in the late 70s. It made for some interesting stories and set the foundation for an interesting life.
Bryan goes on to tell about his early acting days. From his days on the soap opera Loving, to audition after audition. He talks fondly about his Malcom in the Middle family and then he gets to Breaking Bad. He speaks briefly about his bond with Aaron Paul and the Breaking Bad family, but he talks a lot about the craft of acting. Specifically what it was like fighting for what he felt would be true to the character. It was interesting and really showed that Bryang Cranston is a true actor.
Bottom line- A lot of celebrity memoirs are full of Hollywood gossip and anecdotes of colleagues that make it a fun read. A Life in Parts is more about an actor's craft with a few tidbits thrown in for fun. However, celebrity aside, Bryan Cranston has led an interesting life and his memoir is a fascinating read.
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I am an avid reader who loves to read and will read anything put in front of me. I started this blog long before Goodreads
I have been tangled in a web of books for many, many years. I created this blog before Goodreads was around to keep track of the books I have read. Since it's inception I have reviewed almost 1,000 books.
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