Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney by Richard Schickel

Being a Disneyaholic I personally try to read everything Disney. The positive reviews of this book have astonished me. This book is no more than 300 plus pages of personal attacks and insults on everything Disney has ever done. The author seems intent on personally insulting Disney and depicting him as a small-town idiot with no taste or talent. He has dug up critical reviews of every Disney feature and manages to insult everything from Donald Duck to Bambi. The posturing is laughable, and it seems as if every statement he makes ends with '... of course" to say that anyone with any intelligence obviously agrees with his every statement. I expected this book to be critical of Disney and even being the Disney fan I am, I have no problem with that. This book, however, portrays the man as an idiot with no taste and little talent and descends to such a low level of insults that it can only be considered a hack job.

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