Not quite a feminist analysis, this is worth a think. I read it in an entire weekend, which probably isn't advised; I had all the first two season's plots swimming in my head for a week. Like I mentioned before, I am not from America and I am not very familiar with the high school culture that exists there. As you can see, many points are discussed here although some are repeated a bit, which is a shame as it was quite interesting. Drawing parallels, noticing themes, etc. This book is a compilation of essays written about various literary and social aspects of the series with commentary from Rob Thomas, the creator of the series.
I confess I have started several such essays in my own head. If you are reading this review and you haven't seen Veronica Mars, start there! When I heard about this book, I immediately bought it. When I heard about this book, I immediately bought it. I was also a big fan of the two essays from Joyce Millman and Amy Berner on the role of fathers in the show, particularly the focus on Keith Mars who is one amazing fictional dad. Not bad, but not what the title promised. And with the movie coming out shortly, I got all psyched to read a little bit of this.
That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. It answered a lot of questions that I had had about the realism in Veronica Mars. I did lend it to a friend who had watched the show through once and liked the show, and she was not a fan of the book. I will be seeing the movie tonight and looking forward to trying out the new series of that will debut later this month, but this essay collection will not be joining my bookshelf. Veronica Mars was in many ways the logical successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer in terms of providing a confident young woman as the smartest, bravest person in the room—and there was nothing proto-feminist about her.
One essay also claims to show how Veronica Mars can be enjoyed from a Republican viewpoint but doesn't really show much evidence why although it makes a cracker of a good argument for South Park. Sadly, it was more of a bore to me than interesting. With the release of the movie, the appeal of the show came back and it is true that I was curious about this novel too. Anyway, glad it was at least enjoyable for you. For one, the pieces were all written before the third and final season came out, so there is a lot of speculating about future development that is no longer relevant as the show moved forward. My favorite essays included: -'s breakdown of the first season finale's story structure which reminded me to read some Pretty much required reading for any V-Mars fan. Over those first two seasons, the same episodes and the same lines from the theme appear repeatedly in the essays.
I'm not really sure what to rate this collection of essays because each of the essays offers a different perspective and opinion about Veronica Mars. In the end, though, I think I'm just going to stick to enjoying the show and let the academicians analyze it all they want. It is very true to the true to the world. More than just a high school drama, Veronica Mars is a smart and savvy teen detective show that offers complex mysteries and rapier wit, engaging social commentary, and noir sensibilities—with the occasional murder thrown in for good measure. It comes out in August! I went to see it on opening night, and I can guarantee that fans are going to enjoy this new addition to the Veronica Mars canon! Final Thoughts If you like Veronica Mars, Neptune Noir is probably going to be a fun and thoughtful addition to the series as you wait for what Rob Thomas is going to produce next and fans should know that the Veronica Mars movie continues in book form with the release of The Thousand Dollar Tan Line on March 25 th! After reading all of the essays I found that while most of the essays had interesting points that I never thought of there were only a few that I really and truly liked. They really are both thoughtful and fun. Because there are going to be following novels, right? Review: I confess that when I saw the book, I immediately thought that I could find stories of Veronica Mars but in written form.
For people looking for more critical academic work on this show, Neptune Noir is more of a lighter, analytical look at the show. I found the majority of the essays to have an at best tenuous grip on academia, that many had theories that were on occasion interesting to momentarily entertain but of which I remained unconvinced, and some were downright boring. Reading them now everyone seems so cocky and overconfident and like they're practically jinxing it all. Otherwise, though, this book is mostly a collection of pieces exploring the roles of various father figures in Veronica Mars and oh-how-dreamy-is-Logan-for-reals! Not quite a feminist analysis, this is worth a think. The first chapter read more like a blog than an essay, with parenthetical asides every few sentences as it turns out, the writer is also a blogger, hmm. This collection, edited by the creator and executive producer of the show, offers supreme insight into the class struggles and love stories of the series.
The chapter topics were varied and at times intricate. The chapter topics were varied and at times intricate. It proves for some interesting reading, although the quality of each contribution varies. To compare to the two diminishes the severity of the harms that Veronica suffered, so the essay, despite saying some interesting things, left me uncomfortable and frustrated. I kind of like that this book gives you some behind the scenes info on the series as well as the movie adaptation, though I can see how that would be slightly disappointing when you were hoping for actual Veronica Mars stories: Thanks for your thoughts Melliane! Most fans have probably gotten the 'Nancy Drew' comparison thrown back at them when they tried, too. The essay authors, fans of the series themselves, explore many different aspects of the show, including the symbolism that it uses, and discussions about why the show worked so well.
This review is cross-posted on my fledgling blog,. . It's not really interesting to read the stuff you already have figured out. I expected as I said before some nice short stories about Veronica yes I do not know why , but we finally find several authors who dissect the series or at least the first two seasons according to their feelings. Many make mention of Sheriff Lamb's reaction when Veronica reports being raped to him -- obviously one of the major turning points in turning Veronica Mars into who she is. Since my personal tastes lean more towards academia than totally pop, I got somewhat frustrated when writers brought up an interesting point and then either didn't pursue it or went in a superficial direction. I noticed a conservative bent while watching the show in the traditional, Goldwater Conservative, sense and McCubbin tries to identify elements of the show that appeal to that demographic--as well as to explain why these don't turn off more liberal viewers.