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200 Reviews by Jonathan R. Lack is on sale now!
In Paperback, Kindle, and other eBook formats!
My new book, 200 Reviews – which contains, well, 200 reviews, mostly of movies, but also some TV and video games, some you’ve seen before, and many you haven’t – is now on sale. I’ve been working on this for a while now, and I am so excited to finally have it out in the world.
If you want a physical paperback copy, you can buy that on Amazon now, for $24.99: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CKMPX2CK
If you want the eBook version for Kindle, that’s also available on Amazon, for $9.99: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CK68K3WG
And finally, there’s a digital bundle containing both the EPUB file (the same version being sold for Kindle) and an illustrated PDF that’s perfect for viewing on tablets or computer screens. That’s over at Ko-fi for $10, and is the most versatile option if you’re going digital. https://ko-fi.com/s/07bc1a2b39
The paperback is definitely pretty cool – it’s massive, but very readable, and a lot of fun to flip through and peruse. I got my first ‘proof’ copy in a few days ago and I can’t stop looking at it, even though I wrote the damn thing! But I worked hard to make sure the digital versions look great too – the illustrated PDF was actually the original document I worked in to lay out everything visually and figure out the book’s general look and feel – and I’m proud of all three versions. The text is identical whether you’re reading the paperback, the EPUB, or the PDF, so you’re getting the full experience wherever you go!
In any case, 200 Reviews is a labor of love that samples over two decades of my writing, and represents over two-thirds of my entire life. One way I came to think of this project, the more I worked on it, was as a sort of oblique memoir, the story of my life told through the reviews I’ve spent most of my living memory writing. There is a lot of ‘me’ in this book, not just because these are my words, but because each review says something about my life experience at the moment I wrote it, and because so much of the book is present-day Jonathan in conversation with Jonathan at various points in the past. I’ve always thought that movie reviews say as much about the person doing the reviewing as they do about the art itself, and this book is a testament to that. I’m proud of it, and I hope you enjoy it.
There is a huge amount of new and previously unpublished material in the book, too, and I’m very excited to finally share new pieces like my reviews of all 13 theatrical Star Trek films, or pieces I recently wrote about Spirited Away and Terminator 2 but kept for this book. I’m also happy to see a bunch of previously unpublished or unfinished reviews – like those for Eyes Wide Shut, Yojimbo, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Moneyball, and many more – finally dusted off, finished, and brought into the light, old friends I sometimes forgot existed, but am glad to finally be reunited with here. There are a lot of surprises hiding throughout this book – not just for the reader, but for me too, because there are pieces here I didn’t even know I had.
But there will be plenty of time to discuss the book further in the weeks and months to come. Sean Chapman and I will be talking about it at length on this week’s Weekly Stuff Podcast, where you’ll also hear some readings from the book as a sampler of what you’ll find in its pages.
If you have any questions about the book, where/how to buy it, or anything else, leave a comment here to reach out on social media, and I will be happy to provide answers! And if you do pick up a copy, first, THANK YOU!, and second, I would love to hear what you think, and for you to leave a review and tell your friends!
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