Carl is on hand with his recommendation of what to read whilst in self-quarantine.
To help beat the coronavirus blues, for the foreseeable future, members of team Future of the Force will be on hand with our recommendations of awesome literature to check out whilst in self-quarantine. Whether its lesser-known gems, New York Times Best-Sellers, or just funs reads – we’ll be here to keep you entertained during this difficult time.
The Vintage Geek Quiz Book By Marshall Julius
If you are like me and consider yourself to be a REAL film buff then often or not, you like to challenge yourself to test your knowledge. We can all answer questions on the numerous TV quiz programmes when they come up and sometimes, we end up screaming the answer at the screen. The contestants can’t hear us but we still do it. And god forbid if the contestant gets the question wrong. We curse them out big time. How could they NOT know the answer to that movie question? It is obvious! Even my granny knew the answer. We don’t realise that many people don’t know the answers to the movie trivia that appear on every one of these kinds of programmes. And then you come across this book by Marshall Julius.
Let’s not beat around the bush, this book should be labelled the ultimate bible for trivia fans and movie geeks everywhere. It is incredible. And when you realise that fifty of the questions have been set by movie stars and TV stars such as Mark Hamill, John Carpenter, Sam Neill, Tom Savini, Yeardley Smith and the legend that is Sam J. Jones, you’ll be in geek heaven. With a foreword by ‘The Simpsons‘ writer Mike Reiss, this book has it all. And then you open the cover and attempt the questions themselves. As I stated before, I like to consider myself a pretty good movie trivia buff. After reading and attempting the questions, I have to admit, I’m still very much the novice! For example, Do you know what the sign on the gate at Kananga’s crocodile farm says in ‘Live And Let Die‘? Would you know what glacier was adjacent to the Juneau icefields where John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing‘ was shot? Do you know what Marvel Maestro Stan Lee’s real name is? No? You best brush up on your knowledge then because all these questions and more are contained within the pages of the book.
I think it would be a highly entertaining evening to have a get together over Facetime or Skype with friends and family and have an excellent quiz night during the current lockdown using this book for the questions. You’ll get some right, you’ll get some completely wrong and others, you won’t have a clue what the answer is. And that’s what makes this book a great read and a great choice of literary entertainment to have at your fingertips. There are hours of fun to be had with Marshall Julius’ extraordinary compilation of facts and trivia. Grab yourself a copy. I did and it’s one of the best choices I’ve made for a long time!
Stay safe and look after each other.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!