Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fictitious Books I'd Like to Read

Recently I saw a charming, yet quirky little movie called Moonrise Kingdom.  In the movie, the lead female, Suzy, is an avid reader.

I loved the covers of her books and they seemed so fascinating.  So much so, that when I got home, I looked them up to see if they were real books (sadly, they are not).  I particularly was interested in reading "Disappearance of the 6th Grade".  Here are 3 of Suzy's books:

Suzy's books got me to thinking about other fictitious books that I would like to read.  The first one that came to mind was George McFly's book - "A Match Made in Space"

If you are a fan of the movie "Back to the Future", you will recognize this book.  When young George McFly was a teen, he was a budding writer and was really into Science Fiction, but he gave all that up when he got married and had kids.  However, when his son Marty (played by Michael J. Fox), went back in time to 1955 and met his dad, George.  He dressed up in a yellow haz-mat suit, similar to the one that is on the book cover, and it inspired George.  Also, Marty helped George change the outcome of his life and gave him more confidence so that George became a famous Sci-Fi writer and he wrote "A Match Made in Space" - which we see arriving in boxes near the end of the movie.  I bet this is a great Sci-Fi book and would love to see what kind of writer George McFly turned out to be.

Another one I would really love to get my hands on is the "Handbook for the Recently Deceased"

 Do you recognize this book?  I love the artwork - a nice little couple, who look like JFK and Jackie from the back (at least to me) are walking into the afterlife - this is from the movie "Beetlejuice" - after Adam and Barbara die, they find themselves sort of trapped in their home, particularly in the attic.  This book just shows up and they follow the instructions to draw a door and knock on it 3 times to enter - the bricks on the wall turn into a door and they enter.  Of course, later in the movie, the book falls into the wrong hands.  Wouldn't you just love to know what kind of things we need to know for the afterlife?  This book should would help with that.

Another fictitious book that would be quite and interesting read would be "How I Did It"

This book was written by Victor Frankenstein (that is Fronk-en-STEEN  to you) from the movie "Young Frankenstein" - one of the funniest movies ever written.  I love the simplicity of the title - he is just saying "Yep, here is what I did to create a monster"

As a BIG fan of the TV show "Castle", I always wanted to read a book written by Richard Castle.  He is the title character, who happens to be a James Patterson type writer and he follows the female lead detective, Kate Beckett around and he helps her solve cases.  He is a personal friend of the mayor, which is why he is allow to do this.  His series of books are about a fictional cop, Nikki Heat and she is loosely based on Kate.  I really wanted to read his first book - "Heat Wave"

Well guess what?  You really CAN read his first book and three others, you can buy them on Amazon !

I have read "Naked Heat" and it was really good - a bit strange at first reading a book written by Richard Castle, who is not even a real person but it was fun reading it and imagining that he modeled these after Kate - very cool !

Of course no fictitious book collection would be complete without Kramer's "Coffee Table" book about tables.
 What is so great about Kramer's book is that (as he demonstrates on Regis and Kathie Lee), it actually turns into a tiny coffee table! Haha !!  Boy, that Kramer thought of everything!  I sure miss Seinfeld (which reminds me of all the fictitious movies I would love to see - like Rochelle, Rochelle)

And last, but not least, there are two more fake books I would like to read by none other than Brian Griffin.  Yes, they are written by a cartoon dog that walks, talks and lives his life as if he were human.

The first one is his famous novel that he had been working on for years..."Faster Than the Speed of Love"

Poor Brian, his novel was not what you would call a best seller.  However, he wrote a self-help book - one he said he just wrote in a few hours and put no thought into what-so-ever.  Of course THAT book, "Wish It, Want It, Do It" became a HUGE best-seller.  Go figure!

I think it would be fun to read these books - what fictitious books would you like to actually read ?

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1 comment:

  1. OMG - these are FANTASTIC "fictious reading" suggestions.
    I really enjoyed this post!
    Hope all is well with you.