on 2 May 2012
Bought this as an impulse purchase whilst browsing as it seemed like a lighthearted geeky purchase.
It's a well presented book with a nice matt black dust jacket with black glossy characters and icons from nerd culture on it (Optimus Prime, Homer Simpson, a D&D D12) Inside is a collection of quotes from a variety of cultural texts including; television, comics, film and video games. Underneath is a small paragraph long 'lesson' or 'teaching' derived from the quote all relating to a common theme such as 'My Name is Inigo Montoya (Wisdom about the self). Some of the quotes were easily recognisable but there were some I'd never heard of before but still enjoyed reading.
Overall a great read for any geeks out there or someone wanting a gift for a geeky person in their life.
on 9 January 2012
I bought this product as a jokey style present, but it turned out to be a Philosophical style guide to inner workings of the Geek "Cult".
For any media geek, this is the book to read if you take yourself seriously. From quotes and references from Games, Films and TV Shows that will make genuine Geeks feel proud.
on 10 December 2011
Great book, and this extends to the slipcover as well as the contents.
Unfortunately, the slip cover is different from the book cover itself. Whereas the slip cover is a nice matt black with gloss black silhouettes of appropriate images (eg. dragon, Homer Simpson, a halberd, a unicorn), the book cover is a fairly lurid yellow with the word GEEK printed on it.
The contents are sometimes surprising, but all fit the theme, some are very funny, a few thought provoking. It's perfect for handing to non-geek friends to see what they make of whatever page it opens at. I've been amazed by 2 friends who've never seen 2001, for example. All good stuff.
Recommended. So long as you're at least a bit geeky. Otherwise, prolly just don't bother with it.
on 11 May 2012
This little book must be one of the favourite bed books for fans of Sheldon in Big Bang Theory. It indeed has a good introduction talks about religion and put geek culture into a framework of ideas. And it possesses pieces of wisdom most from movies and sci-fictions, a little from games like Super Mario, funny and insightful. However, through this I can confirm that I'm only an unqualified geek who won't be a genuine geek.
on 30 May 2014
For as long as I can remember I have been a geek. First it was Batman and then Star Trek Next Generation and so on and so forth. I love video games, graphic novels, sci-fi tv and movies and everything in between. And now this book.
First, don't be fooled. This is not another geek book of quotes, with information on the film or tv show in which it appeared and a mind numbingly detailed examination of the show or the character who made the quote or the actor who played the character. This is far more.
There are classic quotes and more esoteric ones. But each one is accompanied by a beautifully written and expert consideration. They probe the depths of the human condition. On our potential, our future and our past.
They WILL make you think and also make you love the quotes, the film or tv show from which they were taken and the fact you call yourself geek even more.
To Stephen Segal and friends, I say thank you.