Wednesday, December 13, 2006
ASIA SHOCK—Codys-San Francisco Bookstore Appearance By Author Patrick Galloway
Patrick Galloway, author of the Stonebridge Press Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook, has followed up that celebration of Japan's unique samurai genre with his next Stonebridge publication Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, & Thailand, wherein he takes on Asian masters of suspense, the supernatural, exploitation, and good old, bone-chilling, blood-curdling fear! Galloway's adventures into the world of dark cinema will delight newbies and devotees alike. He offers viewing tips, genre/cultural overviews, extensive reviews, highlights, and screenshots, covering everything from Nakagawa's classic Ghost of Yotsuya to Oldboy, Pulse, and Another Heaven.
I'm in the middle of reading this entertaining and informative page-turner and wanted to shout out that Patrick will be reading from Asia Shock and presenting a series of film clips this coming Friday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. at Cody's Bookstore in San Francisco, 2 Stockton Street at Market (415-773-0444). For those of you foolish enough to miss this welcome event, I will be there to capture the Q&A and to interview Patrick afterwards. Stay tuned!