Thursday, 6 October 2011

A Christmas Carol - The real books you should read this Christmas.

It was "Super Thursday" last week for the bookstores as publishers unveiled over 200 new books all aiming to be under the Christmas tree come December 25th.  With only 80 days left to do your Christmas shopping, I have selected six books that every film fan should put on their list to Santa this year.

by Drew Struzan
An absolutely gorgeous collection of art by one the true masters of poster design.  A perfect gift for anyone who grew up with the films of the Eighties or still has love for Indiana Jones and Star Wars.  For a more detailed look at why you should buy it, check out The Incredible Suit's blog.

Alien Vault
by Ian Nathan
One of the most in-depth studies of a film ever and an absolute must for Alien or science fiction fans.

Crazy 4 Cult Pop Art
Ultra cool collection of artistic takes on such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Shining and Eraserhead.

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor
by Bruce Campbell
An entertaining look at to nearly make it in Hollywood and being loved for making the greatest horror film of all time - Evil Dead 2.
Nerd Do Well
by Simon Pegg
A very funny autobiography by one of the UK's best loved geeks who rather eloquently explains why the prequels ruined Star Wars for my generation.

The Good, The Bad & The Multiplex
by Mark Kermode
Dr K. takes aim at everything that is wrong with the modern cinemagoing experience with a series of honest and hilarious full-on Kermodian rants.

All these books are of course available on Amazon but I would urge you to support your local bookstore (especially Waterstone Union Bridge in Aberdeen) and get them from there!

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