Are you talking to me?: A Life Through the Movies (Paperback)
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Are you talking to me?: A Life Through the Movies (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 29/07/2011
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Wit and heartbreak collide in a memoir of a life intertwined with an obsession with film. A `Fever Pitch' for cinema lovers.

`This book will consider the influence of movies on one life, the interaction of celluloid fantasy and the growth of a personality. It's not just a film buff's record of his enthusiasms. It's about how some films do, weirdly, change your life.'

Beginning with his first cinema outing, `The Mutiny on the Bounty', and tracing his passion through his growing-up years to adulthood, John Walsh weaves together his own life experiences with his rapturous dependence on key moments in film.

The result is a funny, personal, loving account of the magic and drama of the silver screen and its ultimate, all-encompassing power to become larger than (real) life.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007139316
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for `Are You Talking to Me?':

`A very funny book, and also an unusually charming one.' Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year

`For entertainment value it would be hard to beat John Walsh's Are You Talking to Me?' Sunday Times, Books of the Year

`Irresistibly funny.' Daily Telegraph

`Bittersweet in its nostalgia, and smarter and funnier and more moving than "High Fidelity", this is a grown-up book about growing up.' Sunday Times

Praise for `Falling Angels':

`A book to be relished.' William Trevor

`The reader should be warned that this is a book that makes you laugh out loud in public. A magnificent entertainment.' Independent

`A warm, seamlessly well-written memoir...the prose is fluent, its craftmanship meticulous. The dialogue is dead-on: the hungry father could "eat a reverend mother's arse through a cane chair"...Walsh's affection for his subject matter is infectious.' Lionel Shriver, Guardian

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