Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Book Review - Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

I grew up watching Sesame Street and The Muppet Show and loving them. They are classics. I knew they were the brainchildren of Jim Henson, and I knew what Jim Henson looked like, but otherwise I couldn't tell you a thing about him, which is strange considering how beloved his creations are and how many biographies there are for everyone else.

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jonesis a biography of Jim Henson (hence the title), the creator of the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and so much more. It's available in all formats: eBooks, Audiobooks, and those paper things your grandparents used to read.

The Good

Information. This book does an excellent job covering both Jim Henson's personal life and his career. When I finished the book, I didn't have anymore questions or wonder about any part of his life, it was so thoroughly covered.

Writing. This book is so well written. It is very long, but it never feels long or drags. It fells like one old friend telling you about another old friend. The style fits Jim Henson perfectly.

Look into Mind and Thoughts. This book gets into the head of Jim Henson, explaining his passions, his way of thinking and approaching projects, his motivations, and his uncompleted projects he started or outlined. It's rare you get such an intimate look into a creator and his process.

The Bad


What I Would Like to Have Seen



Jim Henson: The Biography is a fascinating look at the life and work of an American icon telling a story you won't hear anywhere else. The story covers both Jim Henson's personal life and work. It is completely engrossing and perfectly told. I give it 5 out of 5 eReaders.



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