After weeks of being announced, the first Quentin Tarantino book is now a reality. The novel of Once upon a time in Hollywood has finally become a palpable fact and marks the acclaimed filmmaker’s debut as a writer. And boy has it done through the front door, despite its discreet launch.
According to detailed by the Los Angeles Times, the novel, based on Tarantino’s own film work, It has become the number one bestseller, in the micro-niche known as movie tie-in fiction bestsellers, kindle edition, from Amazon. Likewise, it has emerged that the literary material was quickly sold out at the New Beverly Cinema, an establishment owned by the director.
The 400-page paperback builds on the story that was established in his 2019 feature film, which, incidentally, became the second-highest grossing film of his career, grossing $ 375 million at the international box office. .
“In the movie, Cliff is a real enigma, you are left wondering what happens to this guy, and one of the things about the book is that there are isolated chapters that tell you, for example, that this whole section will be about him. Cliff’s past. (…) Each isolated chapter, which is only about Cliff’s past, is like a strange little novel in itself starring him, ”explained the director himself a few weeks ago.
However, the critics have not been long in coming and, despite how promising this new proposal by Tarantino may be, the New York Times has described it as “a loose story.” Specifically, the person in charge of the review was the journalist Dwight Garner, who despite leaving his opinion very clear, concludes in a positive way.
In addition, the columnist confirms what had already been anticipated: “It is, at heart, a novel focused on the character of Brad Pitt”.
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