Author: Skinner, Frank, Binding: Hardback, Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton, Series: N/A, Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Published: 01/04/2021, Pagination: 112 pages, Classification: The arts, Country of Publication: United Kingdom
20 cm H | 13.2 cm W | 1.4 cm T | 200 g Wt
A Comedian's Prayer Book. The title is a worry, isn't it?... God is a tough audience as far as audible response is concerned, but at least you don't have to explain the references.
In this collection of prayers, much-loved comedian, broadcaster and radio host Frank Skinner has tried to retain the bare candour of the rehearsal-room improvisation - to show what faith feels like, from the inside - but infused it with all the production values required to make it a passable public entertainment.
In it are his convictions, his questions, his fears, his doubts, his elations - all presented in an eavesdropper-friendly form.
Hell, Judgement, atheism, money, faith and the X-Men all feature: it's a bit like reading the Bible, except you only get one side of the conversation, and all the jokes are left in.