ayoade on ayoadeTitle: Ayoade on Ayoade

Author: Richard Ayoade

Pages: 320 Pages

Publisher: Faber and Faber

The Blurb

From the director of Submarine and the star of The IT Crowd, the world of film as you’ve never read it before.

Would t be too much to say that my somewhat-wry prose has changed the way the film community thinks about itself (and indeed how it thinks about the concept of community)? No. It wouldn’t. In fact, it’s actually pretty insulting that this so-called ‘Community’ hasn’t done more to acknowledge (or even begin to repay) its undoubted debt to me.

Richard Ayoade is many things – film director (of Submarine and The Double), comedy actor (The IT Crowd), comedian and TV presenter (Gadget Man), Ayoade on Ayoade captures the director in his own words: pompous, vain, angry and very, very funny.

The Review

Well done Richard Ayoade. Your book, Ayoade on Ayoade, might just be the strangest book I have ever read. If not the strangest, then it is definitely in the top ten.

Essentially, Ayoade on Ayoade is Richard Ayoade interviewing himself in some postmodern expression of self. It is, at times, very entertaining. I laughed a lot but overall the charm of Ayoade on Ayoade came in its sheer randomness.

I think my favourite aspect were the footnotes…which is kind of like Ayoade on Ayoade on Ayoade. I like Ayoade and getting Ayoade to the power of three is always going to be a winner.

If you like your books to be weird then this is definitely the text for you.

Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade is available now.

For more information regarding Richard Ayoade please visit is Twitter page (@RichardAyoade).

For more information regarding Faber and Faber (@FaberBooks) please visit www.faber.co.uk.

3-stars

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Title: 1000 Facts About the Greatest Movies Ever Volume 1, 2, 3

Author: James Egan

Pages: 502 Pages

Publisher: Lulu

The Review

The 1000 Facts series is a hardcore set of books for the diehard (geddit?) movie fan. James Egan has shared facts about 100 of the greatest movies according to the IMDB 250 Greatest Movies of All Time list and he takes this job seriously.

What is great is that you learn the little nuances of the actors, directors and producers. You learn about the difficulties during production and the strange coincidences that take place. 1000 Facts About the Greatest Movies Ever Volume 1, 2, 3 really is a treasure trove for the film buff.

The one thing that didn’t sit well with me is that the movies were taken from the one list. A lot of the movies that I love didn’t feature on the list (but they damn well should have!). However, this does leave room for Egan to create further lists such as 1000 Facts about Teen Movies or 1000 Facts about movies of the 80s. So, all is not lost.

This really is the go-to guide for movie fans and also for quizzers as there is trivia in its abundance.

1000 Facts About the Greatest Movies Ever Volume 1, 2, 3 by James Egan are available now.

For more information on James Egan (@jameswzegan85) please follow him on Twitter.