Wanna Cook?: The Complete, Unofficial Companion to Breaking Bad (Anglais) Broché – 13 mai 2014
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However, the rest of the title pays off handsomely. WANNA COOK? is indeed a powerful 'Companion' to BREAKING BAD, and a celebration too: a kind of follow-up course in what authors Ensley Guffey and Dale Koontz find interesting, and I'm guessing you will too. Certainly it's leagues above the common "fan book" cooked up (excuse me) in response to a hit show or movie. Instead of documenting every soundtrack song, the authors talk about a few that particularly interest them, such as the esoteric but witty use of the Italian song "Crapa Pelada" ("Bald Head") by the postwar pop group *Quartetto Cetra* to refer to central character Walter White and his hair loss from chemotherapy. In over sixty chapters the authors have an unerring knack of answering questions we have about the show -- even those we haven't thought to ask yet. To me, the discussion of "Uncle" Salamanca's bell and how its presence is echoed by similar sound effects is worth the price of the book. What do federal prosecutors mean by a "Queen for a Day" plea? How and why are lawyers allowed to advertise? What are the psychological preconditions that make an individual "break bad" anyway, with higher and higher levels of violence? How were the special effects obtained, and of what symbolic purpose are the photographic effects -- tinted lenses and such? All this is assembled by two highly-educated authors who have (let's not mince words) close to an obsession about this show -- and bless them for it!
The effect of this is to make WANNA COOK? compulsively readable. I found it anything but dull, even when the authors were holding forth on topics I strenuously disagree with. (They think time-lapse photography is enchanting; I think it's a visual cliché in the making.) But never mind -- see all of BREAKING BAD if you haven't already, because this book is not a Cliff's Notes to help you fill in missing episodes but an open door to an even greater appreciation of this seminal series. Guffey and Koontz try strenuously to avoid plot spoilers but really some giveaways are close to inevitable in a thoughtful book like this. After WANNA COOK? you may well want to see the whole series again. Soon you'll be telling friends and fans about the nature of Junior's disability, how the trick shot of Jesse's heroin high was achieved and just generally, why BREAKING BAD is so good. And that ain't bad at all. As of now, the offering price puts it in the same league as much thinner books on the subject.
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series
I Successi Del Quartetto Cetra
The author breaks down each episode with interesting details, but very few spoilers. In addition to notable insights into each episode, it provides fascinating information on such subjects as chemistry, air traffic controlling, law enforcement, health insurance and so forth. It seems to be well-researched and informed, and is quite humorous in places. If you love Breaking Bad, you will Love this book!!
I love the way this book breaks down each episode. Good information.
Awesome ! Buy it if you love the show !