Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths
Penguin, 24 nov. 2015 - 224 pages
“Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy
Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis.
Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate.
Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, and Ernest Cline.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Author Ryan Britt is a blogger and blog contributor; most of these essays were originally posted online at various science fiction sites. The title essay – the fourth in the book – comments on the ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - MickyFine - LibraryThing
A delightful collection of smart, geeky, and funny essays on various sci fi and fantasy movies, shows, and books. Filled with humour and some particularly intriguing insights (the title essay is a ... Consulter l'avis complet