Friday, June 27, 2014

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth

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 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.

I really enjoyed this book. It's not something that I typically read, which was refreshing. It was exactly as that last paragraph of the synopsis says: "Like a bonus track to a favorite CD or a deleted scene from a cult movie..."

This is a book that you do not need to read in any order. In fact, I highly suggest reading it in as random of an order as possible. I started off reading things that I knew and was excited to read about, and then the more randomly I paged through to read various "correspondence" the more I loved it. It ranges from Harry Potter to Walking Dead to Darth Vader, and all are quite hilarious. I also was pretty proud of the fact that I actually understood everything in it, which in some instances is a huge thing.

What are some that I really enjoyed, you may be asking? Well, as a rather big Harry Potter nerd I went straightaway to the "Diary of an Obscure and Unpopular Student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." A student we all should have assumed existed at Hogwarts, but a student we were pretty quick to dismiss because obviously Harry, Ron, and Hermione were doing awesome things. But let's admit it, a lot of use readers would be like this unpopular student and not running around with Harry and friends.

This is just one of the many entertaining things that you can find while reading this book. You can read the diary of Bruce, the shark from Finding Nemo, and find out about all his hopes and dreams. You can read all about those 99 problems that Jay-Z has, because we all know what particular things isn't one. You can find the history of all of the ghosts in Pac-Man. You can also read just how Elvis' hound dog feels about the way he's being treated.

This book was filled with comedy and very well written. It was one of those books to keep around and read when you need something to read that is fun. "Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth" is one of those books that I will keep around, and one that I will recommend to my friends.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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