'the Pulp Fiction of Pulp Fiction books. With its dynamic deployment of guest essays, infographics and fan art, the contents are as varied as those in the film, and proof of Pulp's continuing influence. an accessible volume that doesn't stint on insight, with a particularly astute reading of Tarantino's shot choices. Crucially, Bailey's tone - colloquial without dumbing down, stimulating without being bogged down in academic jargon - is as one with Tarantino's cool vernacular. The ideal "tasty beverage" to help wash down your next rewatch.'
"Who would've thought a book could outdo any DVD or interactive video assemblage on a film or filmmaker? VERDICT: Recommended" - Library Journal
"Who would've thought a book could outdo any DVD or interactive video assemblage on a film or filmmaker? Bailey (film editor, Flavorwire) not only culls the complete story of Quentin Tarantino's most influential work (arguably his masterpiece) but does so with visual panache and verbal wit and style using Tarantino techniques such as nonlinear structure, cutaways, and enlightening reveals. The book provides an immersive treasure trove of illusory and original photos, posters, maps, and infographics, thereby making local and linear the film's nonchronological order. There are album covers, product labels, pulp film posters, and book jackets, not to mention guest essays (on music, pulp novels, the F-word, and blaxploitation). Even those who are not fans of Tarantino must acknowledge that cinema has never been the same since Pulp Fiction, with its eccentric characters, deadpan violence, Rashomon-like revisitations of scene and perspective, metamovie commentary, and small-talk dialog?"and Bailey eruditely reveals why. In the same manner as Q.T., he makes us more cinematically aware and intelligent viewers in the process. VERDICT Recommended for students, cinephiles, geeks, fans, and marketing reps/graphic designers (for the great designs and effective visual narrative devices used)." - Library Journal