Book Reviews of Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly (Smart Pop)

Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly (Smart Pop)
Finding Serenity Anti-Heroes Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly - Smart Pop
Author: Jane Espenson (editor), Glenn Yeffeth (editor)
ISBN-13: 9781932100433
ISBN-10: 1932100431
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Benbella Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly (Smart Pop) on + 201 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Some interesting things here, but don't look for explanations of Firefly or the verse. Instead, this is analysis of things about the show - it's writing and creation - rather than discussion of show contents. If you're a hard core Firefly fan, you'll probably want to read it. If you don't know what the show and movie were, then this isn't the book for you.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great collection of essays on that wonderful show Firefly. I suppose only rabid fans would appreciate it, but this makes me want to watch it all over again and suffer once more over the fact that one of the best creations for television was cruelly cancelled (damn Fox to hell). My favorite was the first one by Larry Dixon, but there were I think 3 others that I thought were way off base, which I did not agree with at all, which is the reason I only give this book 3 stars. Fans will definitely enjoy the piece on Chinese phrases, those with a musical bent will certainly appreciate the in-depth analysis of the score, and I particularly liked the one on Zoe as well as the one the marriage of Zoe and Wash. It's a fun celebration of a great piece of work that lived too short a life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent collection of essays from Smart Pop! This collection of essays span a huge range of subjects from hilarious parody to deep philosophical ponderings. Some of these essays explored ideas that I'd had myself (though much more coherently!) and other essays I vehemently disagreed with. Either way, they made me think. And best of all, they reminded me just how much I love this 'verse!
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If you are a fan of either the series Firefly or the movie Serenity, this book is definitely a keeper! Makes me miss the series all over again...