Sep 10, 2015

Early Reader Review w/ Giveaway!: The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor
The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor by Robert Schnakenberg
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date:  September 15, 2015


Format: Paperback ARC
Source: Won from Quirk Books during Armchair BEA :)



Goodreads Synopsis: 
He’s the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie’s Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents and once agreed to voice the part of Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen brothers film. Bill Murray’s extraordinary career is rich with fascinating anecdotes, contradictions, and mystery, from his early success on Saturday Night Live and the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s (Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters) to his reinvention as a hipster icon in the early 21st century (in films like Lost in Translation and Moonrise Kingdom). And now you can get your fill of Bill: part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every single Murray performance in loving detail, relating all the milestones, yarns, and controversy in the life of this beloved but enigmatic performer. These pages are packed with color film stills and behind-the-scenes photography.

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray is just that, it is a wonderfully comprehensive collection of Bill Murray and all things remotely related to Bill Murray. Upon seeing this book, one might think it a long winded ode to Murray and while it kind of is it is done surprisingly well. The Big Bad Book is organized alphabetically not chronologically and is full of pictures, interesting tidbits of info, and even movie ratings. It is the Murray bible for this generation and it will sit perfectly on my shelf with my Bill Murray coloring book (yes that does exist, and yes I really own it- it is epic as well).

Since I was blessed with an advanced copy of this book, I am missing out a little bit, my copy lacks full color photos and I believe the final version will have a more complete list of references but I still absolutely loved reading through this collection.

Did you know that Bill Murray was bitten multiple times by the groundhog in Groundhog Day while filming? Did you know that that he thinks Con Air was funny? These are just a few of the weird and insightful blurbs Schnakenberg shares about the elusive, crazy fun actor.

The alphabetical medley is surprisingly easy to read through or jump from here to there in, it is cross referenced for your reading amusement and it has marvelous Murray quotes embedded throughout as full pages and as details in subjects and they cover just about all things in life (including, but not limited to, the importance of Cinnebon and pickles).

How can you not love Bill Murray and this book? (If you have an answer just know ... Murray "really hates critics").

This book would be wonderful in the Murray fan collection or just as a random coffee table book to amuse you and your visitors. Bottom line?  Go buy it!

A Paperback ARC of The Big Bag Book of Bill Murray!
Note: Since this is an ARC it is black and white not in full color like the final copy will be.
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