What do you guys think of Tarantino's new book?




Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited first work of fiction — at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal — is the always surprising, sometimes shocking new novel based on his Academy Award- winning film.

RICK DALTON – Once he had his own TV series, but now Rick’s a washed-up villain-of-the week drowning his sorrows in whiskey sours. Will a phone call from Rome save his fate or seal it?

CLIFF BOOTH – Rick’s stunt double, and the most infamous man on any movie set because he’s the only one there who might have gotten away with murder. . . .

SHARON TATE – She left Texas to chase a movie-star dream, and found it. Sharon’s salad days are now spent on Cielo Drive, high in the Hollywood Hills.

CHARLES MANSON – The ex-con’s got a bunch of zonked-out hippies thinking he’s their spiritual leader, but he’d trade it all to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.



Quentin Tarantino sure is his own worst enemy these days. A number of unappealing interviews he’s given have threatened to overshadow the launch of his “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” novel adaptation. His beef seems to be with how there was pushback to his depiction of Bruce Lee as a preening loudmouth in the film. It’s an odd complaint, considering how successful the film was: $374.6 million in worldwide box office, critical adoration, 10 Oscar nominations and two wins, including a Best Supporting Actor trophy for Brad Pitt.



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Everyone is their own worst enema [sic].

Scott Tsunami

I read it. But I don't have time to post a proper review (who does). Fucking short version: it's actually pretty damn good. But it also kind of proves that Tarantino is a masochist. Why would he do this to himself? He has nothing to prove. So what. Long live the fighters!

George Pimpton

Counterpoint to Scott... QT should stick to movies. Backstory is kind of overrated. The film should say it all, or else just make a sequel.


Get it Slothy! It's available on Amazon.se for 119 SEK so no excuses. I got it at the airport on my way back from Singapore. I loved it! I am of course familiar with the movie so buying the book was mostly to see what was new or left out of the film. You get a better understanding of the characters motivations and backstories. It's mind candy-ish. Enjoyable as it should be... thankfully it's no Dostoyevsky.

Pulp Sloth

I just bought the Kindle Version on Amazon for 6 bucks. Now I just need a Kindle.