Perhaps I am a little biased because I am a fellow filmmaker, but this is one of the best biographies I have ever read. I read this book because I intend to go to USC in Los Angeles to get my masters degree in screenwriting and I wanted to see how some of my favorite directors, screenwriters, and actors "made it" in Hollywood. I love the style in which the author tells Tarantino's story. From the moment he discusses Tarantino's humble beginnings as a film geek at a video rental store, I felt that I could connect with this filmmaker.
I found the little nuances the author includes in this book very insightful, such as Tarantino's fears and frustrations when he was in jail; getting respect while making a movie with big Hollywood stars; or even when he was being criticized by reporters for the violence in Reservoir Dogs. The style in which the author wrote the book, I felt as though I was personally experiencing what the filmmaker was going through. Now, thanks to the book, I am watching several films that influenced Tarantino. Highly recommended!
Luis Aponte, author and film director of "Death of a Gas Guzzler"