Book Review: Dear Luke, We Need to talk, Darth + Giveaway

dearlikeDear Luke, We need to talk, Darth and other Pop Culture Correspondences is a book by John Moe.  The book will appeal to a wide variety of audiences as it takes pop culture references from several decades – including but not limited to Star Wars, Friends, The Twilight Zone, Popeye, Gilligan’s Island and The Walking Dead.  I have to admit there were several correspondences I just didn’t “get”, when they were about movies/shows that I wasn’t familiar with.  However, the references that I did “get”, more than made up for the rest. (If you’re a true Pop Culture junkie and get all the references, I think you will thoroughly enjoy this book.)

I especially enjoyed the letter from present-day Kevin McAllister to his parents about all the issues he has now from being left Home Alone.  There are several sections on popular songs which were pretty fantastic as well.  And I have to say I also enjoyed the “Welp” restaurant reviews as well.

I have an extra copy of this book to give away to one lucky reader! Simply leave a comment with your favorite song, TV show or movie (or all 3, if you’d like – but it won’t get you extra entries!) to be entered! Winner will be chosen on August 9th.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email to claim their prize. USA entrants only, please.

I received a free copy of this book from Blogging For Books in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.

About the Book

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn’t have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan
 
We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in a handwritten note instead? And what if someone found that letter, as well as all of the drafts that landed in the Dark Lord’s trash can? In the riotously funny collection Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth, John Moe finally reveals these lost notes alongside all the imagined letters, e-mails, text messages, and other correspondences your favorite pop culture icons never meant for you to see.
 
From The Walking Dead to The Wizard of Oz, from Billy Joel to Breaking Bad, no reference escapes Moe’s imaginative wit and keen sense of nostalgia. Read Captain James T. Kirk’s lost log entries and Yelp reviews of The Bates Motel and Cheers. Peruse top secret British intelligence files revealing the fates of Agents 001–006, or Don Draper’s cocktail recipe cards. Learn all of Jay-Z’s 99 problems, as well as the complete rules of Fight Club, and then discover an all-points bulletin concerning Bon Jovi, wanted dead or alive—and much more.
 
Like a like a bonus track to a favorite CD or a deleted scene from a cult movie, Dear Luke, We Need to Talk Darth offer a fresh twist on the pop culture classics we thought we knew by heart. You already know part of their story. Now find out the rest.

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