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Not Quite the Classics [Hardcover]

Colin Mochrie
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Oct. 22 2013

Colin Mochrie, a man known worldwide for working without a script, tackles the classics in this surprising, delightful collection of stories

Borrowing from a well-known improv game, Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and reimagines everything in between. With the same engaging humour he exhibits on stage, television, and film, he takes the reader in bizarre and hilarious new directions.

Imagine Herman Melville's Moby-Dick featuring a killer toupée. Imagine Sherlock Holmes doing stand-up and The Night Before Christmas with a time-travelling twist. This inspired collection is comical, quirky, and clever—classic Mochrie.


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“Colin Mochrie is devastatingly handsome, perilously smart, and smells like warm maple syrup. Step inside his hilarious and complex mind, and abandon all hope.” - Aisha Tyler

“Colin’s greatest attributes are his unique sense of humor, his kindness to his fellow man, and his uncanny ability to retain everything I’ve taught him the last 30 years.” - Ryan Stiles

“I adore Colin Mochrie. I think he is brilliant, so talented AND a dear sweet man. Also, he’s funny as well and a good kisser!” - Florence Henderson

“Colin Mochrie is a comedic and creative force to be reckoned with. Therefore, this book is a literary force to be reckoned with. If you are too lazy for reckoning, just read this book and everything will work out nicely.” - Brad Sherwood

“I love Colin. I love his voice. I love his lips. I love his eyeballs. His pecs. And the rest of him. I’m going to Paris with him soon.” - Richard Simmons

About the Author

Colin Mochrie was born in Scotland and grew up in Canada. He is best known for his roles on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and as host of Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? He was influenced by the writings of Charles Dickens, Dr. Seuss, and Stephen King, and fulfilled his lifelong ambition to write a book after his agent forced him into it. Mochrie lives in Toronto with his wife, Debra, his son, Luke, and two dogs that won't come when called.

www.ColinMochrie.com


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3.0 out of 5 stars Call me, Ishmael April 22 2014
By Zuzia
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book recommended to all fans of 'Whose Line' and of the one and only Colin Mochrie, the wittiest of all the cast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 26 2014
By Tracy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
doesn't Colin Mochrie already tell you why I loved it? Funny, super easy read, awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 19 2014
By kathy
Format:Hardcover
The book arrived in perfect condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite 'Whose Line' But Who Cares? July 12 2013
By Robert F Gilleece - Published on Amazon.com
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Colin Mochrie has done exactly what he set out to do. He made a point, in his introduction, of stressing how little work he liked to do. Well this book comes across as too much fun to be called work! I am not saying that he didn't work hard, but the great ones always make their job seem easy.
Each chapter is constructed from the first and last lines of classic stories with the meat of the sacrilegious sandwich provided by the author. The result is one hell of a delicatessen!
He put a little of himself into each story (actually, more than a little into the chapter entitled "Moby"). The narrative of each tale flows smoothly and just when you think you know where the story is going - it ends! Followers of his live comedy and TV appearances will immediately recognize his departures and non-sequitors; the rhythm and cadence of the characters' protestations are unmistakable!
The reader imagines Colin talking himself into a corner and wishing a Ryan Styles or Brad Sherwood was there to help him escape. Even though he was stuck with nothing but his reflection in the literary mirror he did not disappoint. This book is an insight into what a real fan could only hope for: "An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Colin Mochrie".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for fans of classic literature! Aug. 4 2013
By Jo Swan - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like whose line, you'll love this book. I could hear Colin Mochrie in my head while I was reading it and ghat just made me laugh more. As an English teacher I really loved the concept of these short stories and I'll be using them in class to inspire the kids with their own short stories. Great book for fans of classic literature!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it! Feb. 18 2014
By R. Jessop - Published on Amazon.com
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Such fun to read from cover to cover! The wit and humor kept me giggling the whole time. My family was giving me funny looks.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad June 27 2014
By Rickter Scale - Published on Amazon.com
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Colin is hilarious. The impromptu act doesn't translate to paper as well as I had hoped, but I still found the stories amusing.
4.0 out of 5 stars A couple of stories I thought were particularly funny. Especially after you figure out who he's really ... April 18 2014
By Jeffrey A. Cobb - Published on Amazon.com
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A couple of stories I thought were particularly funny. Especially after you figure out who he's really talking about on one or two stories. I think Ryan Stiles would be great for an audio book on the last story.
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