So the title says it all but let me explain.
This is geek week and to draw it to a close I wanted to do something cool but couldn't think what I could do and then Andy Robb said 'oh for your Geek Week I have this thing you might be able to use' and me being me thought Oh cool Andy's written something or answer a few questions maybe and then he sends me this and I freak out. Like I actually was screaming and bouncing on my bed. I think I conveyed this to Andy so how and so I now have this geeky excitement to share.
If you've seen Geekhood in the shops or online you'll notice that there's a nifty quote by one Stephen Moyer aka Bill Compton from True Blood which is pretty darn cool. Andy and Stephen are good pals and so he was happy to read the book and give a quote for the book. Well it wasn't just a quote as Andy told me. Stephen read the book and in-between filming he wrote a whole review and it just had never been seen by other people....UNTIL NOW
|That's Stephen btw; in character unless he does actually hang round woods in the night looking all vampire like...which I doubt he does|
So here it is my geeky folks. A full review of Geekhood by Andy Robb by Stephen Moyer:
Andy Robb’s wonderful book delves into the terrifying netherworld of boys’ feelings.. It is as funny as the man himself. A renaissance man, Robb is happy to poke fun at the incredibly serious world of post-pubescent male-hood. He has constructed in Archie, a charismatic protagonist, that many of us will be able to identify with; a young man growing into life’s complicated collection of emotions - without the equipment necessary to complete the task.
Archie comes from a broken home: Lives with his Mum, her new fella, and has sporadic, minimal contact with his Dad. The latter relationship exists mostly through the portal of Facebook, and Archie’s embarrassed squirming at his father’s attempt at text-speak is very funny.
Archie has an ironic, satirical side, communicated to the reader through his very own Interior Monologue, his IM. Quite honestly, I found this a little distracting at first, but as the book went on, I found myself hankering for it, looking forward to the glib, sarcastic thoughts that were really inside Archie’s mind.
From the amount of detail Robb embroiders into the fabric of the story about the many layers it takes to paint a Dungeon and Dragons figurine, one would almost feel that Robb himself had insider knowledge… that he too, may just possibly be, a Geek...
Maybe I’m just getting old, but Geekdom sounds pretty cool to me. I have to be honest, considering how most adolescents spend their time these days, I think there could be a lot worse to be said than being a Geek in Andy Robb’s world. He paints a picture of those teenage years that made me want to jump back to my past and try harder to say what I wanted to say, instead of standing in the corner sinking literally like a nervous wreck. We were all so concerned about what we thought might go wrong instead of just living and rolling with the consequences...