It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a book review. That’s not to say I haven’t been reading because I have… I’ve just been terrible about getting my reviews done. This one should be short and sweet. The Belligerent Book of Movie Quotes is “written” by Danny Marianino. I have written in quotes because as the title of the book suggests, this is a collection of movie quotes so Mr. Marianino didn’t actually pen them…. he curated them. And he did a damn find job at it. He did pen the dedication which I felt like was written directly to me:
This book goes out to the movie fans that can watch a film and remember the horrible things said, in humor or in a threatening manner, and repeat them word for word in their everyday lives.
If that doesn’t describe me I don’t know what does.
From the back cover:
The Belligerent Book of Movie Quotes is an exceptionally distasteful collection of threats, appalling criticism, revolting dialogue, and offensive one-liners that are not only obnoxious but also absolutely hilarious.
I could go on forever quoting my favorite quotes from the book but that would be sort of pointless. If you’re into snark, sarcasm and these types of quotes you’ll absolutely love this collection. The paperback version that I got is less than 100 pages long so it’s a quick and fun read for sure. The book is also full of photos from the films being quoted which is sort of a nice touch.
Be warned though… I think it goes without saying but quite a few of the quotes that Danny has chosen are off color and full of NSFW language and concepts. For me that makes these quotes all the better but some may find them offensive. For those of you that find that sort of stuff offensive I’ll leave you with the immortal words of Clark W. Griswold: “I think you’re all fucked in the head. We’re ten hours from the fucking fun park and you want to bail out? Well I’ll tell you something, this is no longer a vacation. It’s a quest. It’s a quest for fun.”
You can pick up on your own copy of The Belligerent Book of Movie Quotes at Amazon. Also available by Danny Marianino are titles such as The Mega Book of Revenge Films Volume 1: The Big Payback and Don’t Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors. I haven’t read either of them but I definitely need to pick them up.