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Luke Skywalker can't read: and other geeky truths

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""Ryan Britt is the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery." --Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn't need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can't Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate. Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, and Ernest Cline"--
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subject_facetPopular culture
Science fiction -- History and criticism
Science fiction films -- History and criticism
title_displayLuke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths
title_fullLuke Skywalker Can't Read And Other Geeky Truths
Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths / Ryan Britt
Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths [electronic resource] / Ryan Britt
title_shortLuke Skywalker can't read
title_suband other geeky truths
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History and criticism
Nonfiction
Popular culture
Science fiction
Science fiction films
Sociology