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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondence Review + Giveaway

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture CorrespondencesTitle: Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And other Pop Culture Correspondence. 
Author: John Moe
Pages: 304
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pub Date: June 10th, 2014
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We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in a handwritten note instead? And what if someone found that letter, as well as all of the drafts that landed in the Dark Lord’s trash can? In the riotously funny collection Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth, John Moe finally reveals these lost notes alongside all the imagined letters, e-mails, text messages, and other correspondences your favorite pop culture icons never meant for you to see.
From The Walking Dead to The Wizard of Oz, from Billy Joel to Breaking Bad, no reference escapes Moe’s imaginative wit and keen sense of nostalgia. Read Captain James T. Kirk’s lost log entries and Yelp reviews of The Bates Motel and Cheers. Peruse top secret British intelligence files revealing the fates of Agents 001–006, or Don Draper’s cocktail recipe cards. Learn all of Jay-Z’s 99 problems, as well as the complete rules of Fight Club, and then discover an all-points bulletin concerning Bon Jovi, wanted dead or alive—and much more.
Like a like a bonus track to a favorite CD or a deleted scene from a cult movie, Dear Luke, We Need to Talk Darth offer a fresh twist on the pop culture classics we thought we knew by heart. You already know part of their story. Now find out the rest

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first picked this up but I have to admit I was completely entertained. I feel bad for my family because I was constantly calling them over to read different section. It was funny in parts because of it’s ridiculousness, like one of Jay-z’s 99 problems being the direction Doctor Who is taking. And others because it’s something we’ve always thought about, like how Popeye’s spinach was actually drug.

There were parts I had to skip, for example I’ve never seen The Walking Dead and therefore reading about their I.M’s and emails I wouldn’t make me laugh, or make much sense. I did like how after most sections there were super bowl ideas for the half time compared to what actually happened.

Overall it was such a fun and imaginative read that goes by pretty quickly. Recommended for anyone who likes to laugh and is all caught up in pop culture. Since this is such a short review, I’m making up for it by having a giveaway! Enter Below!

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  1. My favorite pop culture movie is Ferris Bueller's Day Off!

  2. My favorite pop culture T.V. show is The Walking Dead.