It’s kind of funny when you think about it – how nowadays a book’s pop culture shelf life extends well beyond the its initial “book” phase. Read the novel. Then watch the movie (or television show)! Then buy the holiday gift book! Don’t forget the graphic novel, animated series, video game, calendar, and t-shirt!

 

Some may call it unadulterated commercialization but if there is a demand for this kind of product – as there definitely is – I'm all for it: especially it if involves one of my beloved novels or sagas! It’s called fandom – and it’s a beautiful thing for those who are afflicted.

 

So, for all of you out there who are looking for gift ideas this holiday season, here is a list of exceptional books about movies (or television series) based on books that have either recently been released or are coming out soon. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll leave you with this humble suggestion – after watching the movie, playing the video game, perusing all of the movie companion books, and drinking from the commemorative coffee mug, how about rereading the novel?   :smileywink:

 

 

 

 

Paul Goat Allen has been a full-time book reviewer specializing in genre fiction for the last two decades and has written thousands of reviews for companies like Publishers Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and BarnesandNoble.com. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can follow him on Twitter at @paulgoatallen and get all the latest Barnes & Noble book news from @BNBuzz.

Comments
by Moderator dhaupt on ‎10-05-2012 09:03 AM

Thanks Paul and I am certainly of the fandom category as far as my favs go, and this year if anyone is reporting directly to Santa, uhm, I'd like to request the 50 years of Bond Please. Just for the critical sense of the movies naturally, I mean, it's not like I drool over Sean, or Pierce or Rog. Um no cause I certainly don't enjoy the male anatomy, except in the, uhm, clinical sense.

Okay I'm babbling, okay I drool, okay!!!! :smileyhappy: I admit it, okay.

Gosh, drag it out of me why don't you. :smileywink:

by Fricka on ‎10-09-2012 11:53 AM

Yeah, but Deb, aren't those posters mostly going to be of the Bond "girls"??? :catlol: I wouldn't mind viewing a poster or two of Pierce Brosnan myself, though.

by Fricka on ‎10-09-2012 11:56 AM

Those two books on The Hobbit look pretty good to me, too. I think I've seen both of those in my local Barnes and Noble store. Can't remember if either of them was a book illustrated by Alan Lee. That would be pretty cool, too. There was also something pretty close to either a graphic novel or a comic book version of The Hobbit on the same table, and I was pretty tempted to buy that. Think that would be a good way to get my great-nephew into the Hobbit storyline!

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎10-10-2012 09:34 AM

Hey Fricka, I think there may be a bit of leg o bond in there too :smileyhappy:

by SpeakTruthOrDontSpeak on ‎10-10-2012 11:51 PM

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