I Am Spock, Leonard Nimoy

Hello my loves!

This was a recent find of mine, a bit of buried treasure in a local second-hand store that I was more than willing to rescue! While I was never a huge fan of Star Trek TOS or any of the television series/original movies, I do like the reboot (yeah, yeah, whatever!). Say what you will, but I tried to watch TOS, ok?! I couldn’t get past the spaceships hanging on what looked like fishing wire. I couldn’t. It hurt my heart.

On the other hand, I adore Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and could not have been happier to find out he had a part (as Spock!) in the reboot franchise. So, when I saw I Am Spock at the store, I knew I had to read it. And honestly, this may be one of the quickest purchase-to-actually-read turnarounds I’ve ever had. Seriously. I finished it within a week or so of purchase, and these days that’s damned unheard of!

The best part about this autobiography, for me, is the fact that you find out that Mr. Nimoy has what he calls his Inner Spock; apparently, Nimoy converses with Spock and Spock himself could usually be trusted to have a thing or two to say about whatever Nimoy happened to be doing at the time. Some of these ‘conversations’ have been written into the book, and it really is a fascinating thing to think about. God knows I could do with an Inner Spock when I’m making decisions!

In all seriousness though, it’s an excellent book. Nimoy writes like he speaks, which makes for very easy and enjoyable reading. It’s also a really cool insight into Hollywood ‘back in the day’, which is something I am always fascinated by. Another thing Nimoy is candid about is the way that Spock’s psychological creation and development actually impacted Nimoy, from the beginning of the character and throughout his life. I really, really enjoyed reading this and absolutely encourage you to pick it up if you see it!

Five star read, people.

 

Image credits: my photos, of my copy of the book, bought and paid for by me.



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