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Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars (Smart Pop series) [Paperback]

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Item description for Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars (Smart Pop series) by Rob Thomas, Leah Wilson, Willy Pogany, Ariela J. Gross, H. W. Brands, Multiple Authors, Diane Thompson & Steve Thompson...

Edited by the creator and executive producer of the teen detective show, a collection of essays address such varied subjects as Veronica's vigilante justice and Veronica and Logan's everchanging relationship.

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Neptune Noir is a collection of essays on the hit drama Veronica Mars, and is not authorized by CW, the creators or producers of Veronica Mars, or any entity associated with the show.
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. 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. Essays by top writers intelligently address a multitude of questions, such as Is Veronica a modern-day vigilante? Why is a show that features rape, potential incest, and a teen girl outsmarting local authorities so popular with America's conservative population? and Why is Veronica and Logan's relationship the most important story-driving factor in the show?

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Item Specifications...

Pages   213
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 28, 2007
Publisher   Benbella Books
ISBN  1933771135  
ISBN13  9781933771137  

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More About Rob Thomas, Leah Wilson, Willy Pogany, Ariela J. Gross, H. W. Brands, Multiple Authors, Diane Thompson & Steve Thompson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rob Thomas is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama "Veronica Mars," He is a former script writer for television shows "Dawson's Creek "and" Space Ghost Coast to Coast "and" "the film "Drive Me Crazy," He lives in Los Angeles.

Rob Thomas was born in 1972.

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Interesting read  Mar 29, 2008
This book is very different than I thought it would be, but was definitely an interesting read. It is basically a series of essays dissecting various aspects of the show - from Veronica's relationship with her father, to what Veronica's voiceovers add to the show. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a more intellectual viewpoint on the series, rather than just campy fun. A must-read for Veronica lovers.
Like the TV series a rare treat.  Sep 2, 2007
Ordinarily when I read an anthology that attempts to make an analysis of a TV series or film, I find at least a couple articles I cannot agree with. However, in Neptune Noir, despite there being different approaches by the authors I found them all superlative. It may also be that my wife and I are suffering from withdrawal pains of there being no Veronica Mars after this Summer's reruns of season three.

I will not comment on individual articles except to say that each author covered verious aspects of this great show, using examples from the scripts of the first two seasons. Even more interesting was the introduction and commentaries by Rob Thomas. As a retired high school teacher myself I had no problems understanding what he was doing.

I have to say that my wife and I are late blooming fans. In fact we met Kristen Bell at a convention, getting her autograph, before we had seen the series. We picked up the first couple episodes of season one at a video store and that was enough to get us to order the first two seasons. Never have we gone through a collection so quickly as we just couldn't ration them out. We now await our order for season three.

I understand there are movements to revive the show or to at least have a movie. TV Guide even rumored that Veronica Mars could show up on 24 as an FBI agent. That wouldn't work as Jack Bauer couldn't keep up with her. Also, Kristen Bell is a superb actress, as witness the Lifetime film Gracie's Choice. By now she probably has had countless offers.

I do hope that we have not heard the last of Rob Thomas and that his genius will again give us something special.
Neptune Noir  Aug 1, 2007
I ordered this book the day after the last episode, and it's just what I needed for mourning the end of the series.
A good fix for those suffering Mars withdrawl  Jul 7, 2007
A bit too intellectual at times, but generally a good read about the philosophical implications of various scenes and episodes from Veronica Mars. Focuses largely on the first season, which is great if you enjoyed it. A bit heavy for a summer read, but if you are into philosophy or want to read some deep thinkers' opinions, definitely a worthwhile read. And there is enough "lightweight" content to make it a good read for all.
Awesome  Jun 27, 2007
Although this book made me cry wishing there was still to be more Veronica to come, it was amusing in itself as it dissected the series.

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