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Another Dyer jackpot,
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This review is from: Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room (Paperback)
Somewhere, there must be a subject that Geoff Dyer can't write an interesting book about, in which case I would really like to know what it is. In the meantime, we must be grateful for books like Zona, which takes an unpromising subject (one of Tarkovsky's most difficult films, which is saying something) and delivers a sublime meditation on, well, pretty much everything.
If you have seen the film, you'll find your appreciation of it enormously enhanced, and you'll certainly want to go back and watch it again (I did). But even if you haven't, there's so much entertaining and enlightening extra material, not just about the background and influence of the film, but about Dyer's own life and opinions, that I guarantee you'll want to read the book again. As well as seeing the film, of course.