Pagina principaleGruppiConversazioniStatistiche
Cerca nel Sito
Questo sito utilizza i cookies per fornire i nostri servizi, per migliorare le prestazioni, per analisi, e (per gli utenti che accedono senza fare login) per la pubblicità. Usando LibraryThing confermi di aver letto e capito le nostre condizioni di servizio e la politica sulla privacy. Il tuo uso del sito e dei servizi è soggetto a tali politiche e condizioni.

Risultati da Google Ricerca Libri

Fai clic su di un'immagine per andare a Google Ricerca Libri.

Sto caricando le informazioni...

Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider's Guide to the World of Uglies

di Scott Westerfeld

Altri autori: Vedi la sezione altri autori.

Serie: Uglies (companion)

UtentiRecensioniPopolaritàMedia votiCitazioni
4621448,108 (3.68)6
Westerfield's bestselling series has a huge fan base, many of whom write him asking questions about the world of Uglies. This guide to the series peels back the layers of the world, history, people, and places.
Nessuno
Sto caricando le informazioni...

Iscriviti per consentire a LibraryThing di scoprire se ti piacerà questo libro.

Attualmente non vi sono conversazioni su questo libro.

» Vedi le 6 citazioni

A fun and interesting companion to the Uglies series that any fan probably wants to read. It's not the kind of thing you'd want to waste money on unless you're hard-core, but pick it up from a library, or just read it right in the bookstore. It's short enough.

In these pages, Scott Westerfeld authors his own insider's guide to the world he created, which is great for a lot of reasons. One, it doesn't get any better than when the author tells you about his own thought processes, ideas, and hidden meanings. Also, you get a wonderful feel for Westerfeld as a person, and he seems like a great guy with a sense of humor, really dedicated to his characters, universe, and writing in general.

In this guide, you'll find maps, histories of both the Rusties and Tally's world, the science behind hoverboards and nanos, the phenomenons of ideal beauty, cliques, and plastic surgery, meanings behind the names of characters, the ins-and-outs of the series' slang language, and various other tidbits that are just cool to know (like the connections between each books' "last words" and the real-world Radical Honesty cult).

Probably one of the better companion guides out there.

( )
  booksong | Mar 18, 2020 |
Very interesting. Scott Westerfeld is actually pretty funny. ( )
  babydogfish | Jan 29, 2016 |
So far, I've enjoyed hearing the real-life story that inspired Westerfeld's idea for the novel, but I could have, had I searched it out, found that on the internet. I've never read an "insider's guide" to a book or book series before and had always wondered what the heck they are. So I'm trying it out. I wonder if I'd have liked this more as a teen. I guess I'm supposed to pretend that I AM a character in Westerfield's utopia, and if I were, here is the handbook for operating the hoverboards. Here's a map of Prettyland. Here is a more in-depth summary of the rules, and the history, etc.

Update: I actually liked this! There's a section that gets way too scientific for me about the science behind the sci-fi (it gave me a headache) but there's also a lot of literary analysis & introspection on Westerfeld's part that would satisfy any lit major, except that it may give away a bit too much. But since his audience isn't college English majors, it should be okay.

In this guide, you can learn more about Westerfeld's fictional society as if it were real, find out the "why" behind many of the choices he made (character's names, plot elements, last lines of the books, etc.), find out which sci-fi elements are actually possible or in existance today, what he hoped readers would take away from the book, and even learn how to create your own slang via the rules he followed in making his. His super-fan club would enjoy seeing drafts of Extras, and I enjoyed not having to read Extras because he summarizes the plot & presents an in-depth analysis of its themes, so I don't have to read it. Yay! All was resolved for me at the end of Specials, anyway.

Who would I recommend this to? It would only be to students who not only read the entire series, but kids who DEVOURED it and never struggled with comprehension, because the reading is actually more complex in this guide than the novels themselves. I don't think he pared down his vocabulary at all, and wrote like he was talking to peers, not kids. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Just some koool background information. No help in using the text for discussion. Ah well. ( )
  2wonderY | Aug 29, 2013 |
This isn’t exactly a review. Scott Westerfeld has written a series called “The Uglies Series” it seemed to have started as a trilogy, but ended up with 4 books (please don’t make me spell that). This book is like a cheat sheet, a reference book to the series. A book to have handy while you’re reading the series, since a dictionary won’t help.

Scott Westerfeld tells us where he got the idea for the book (HAH! You’ll understand if you read it.) and where he came up with some of the terms and the ‘language’ he uses in the book. Be warned, if you read it before you read any of the books, there may be some things in there that could be considered spoilers. However if you are reading the books and getting totally confused, this book will clear up a lot of the confusion.

I checked this series out of the library. I have been reading books that took forever to get through and wanted something I could just burn through without being mind numbing. I read the first two yesterday. I think they’ll do the trick. ( )
  BellaFoxx | Apr 4, 2013 |
nessuna recensione | aggiungi una recensione

» Aggiungi altri autori

Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Scott Westerfeldautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Phillips, CraigIllustratoreautore principalealcune edizioniconfermato

Appartiene alle Serie

Uglies (companion)
Devi effettuare l'accesso per contribuire alle Informazioni generali.
Per maggiori spiegazioni, vedi la pagina di aiuto delle informazioni generali.
Titolo canonico
Titolo originale
Titoli alternativi
Data della prima edizione
Personaggi
Luoghi significativi
Eventi significativi
Film correlati
Premi e riconoscimenti
Epigrafe
Dedica
Incipit
Citazioni
Ultime parole
Nota di disambiguazione
Redattore editoriale
Elogi
Lingua originale
DDC/MDS Canonico
LCC canonico

Risorse esterne che parlano di questo libro

Wikipedia in inglese

Nessuno

Westerfield's bestselling series has a huge fan base, many of whom write him asking questions about the world of Uglies. This guide to the series peels back the layers of the world, history, people, and places.

Non sono state trovate descrizioni di biblioteche

Descrizione del libro
Riassunto haiku

Copertine popolari

Link rapidi

Voto

Media: (3.68)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 6
2.5 1
3 30
3.5 3
4 26
4.5
5 20

Sei tu?

Diventa un autore di LibraryThing.

 

A proposito di | Contatto | LibraryThing.com | Privacy/Condizioni d'uso | Guida/FAQ | Blog | Negozio | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteche di personaggi celebri | Recensori in anteprima | Informazioni generali | 185,353,335 libri! | Barra superiore: Sempre visibile