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praise for ‘The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride’ from John Scalzi and Jim Mann

Blogger and science fiction author John Scalzi — brand-new Campbell Award winner for Best New Writer at this year’s Hugo Awards — has some nice things to say about my new book The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride. (John is a pal of mine from SF conventions, and I gave him a copy of the book at Worldcon.) He says, in part:

It’s a funny and fast overview about the things people love about Princess Bride; it nods towards deeper themes in the film and mostly appraoches the film affectionately and fondly, looking at what it is that makes that film more than just a pleasant way to spend 90 minutes or so. Personally speaking, I’m not as geeky about The Princess Bride as Johanson is, but her enthusiasm for the film is catching, and a kick to read.

SF editor and con organizer Jim Mann, who bought a copy of the book at Worldcon, also reviews the book at his blog. A brief excerpt:

At 88 pages, the book is a fast read, one that you can devour at one sitting. It’s both amusing and insightful. I’d be interested to see her look in more depth at some of the other movies in her top 100 some day, many of which also would be well served by this sort of “geeky” analysis.

Buy the book: at Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, at Lulu. For an autographed copy, order directly from me.

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