This illustrated collection of humorous essays and fun extras makes the case for one of our most iconic celebrities, from Bill and Ted to John Wick.
For an actor who’s been in so many mega-hits and equally mega misses, it can be tough to track Keanu Reeves's accomplishments. But true fans know that Keanu is so much more than his Bill and Ted persona, both onscreen and off. During his long career—over 30 years, though you wouldn’t know it from his immortal looks—he has constantly subverted Hollywood stereotypes and expectations. He's the type to start his own publishing company, reread Hamlet, write a grown-up children’s book, photobomb people’s weddings, eat lunch alone in the park while looking very sad, and give away his salary to the film crew.
For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves examines the ways in which Keanu strives to be kind and excellent in work and in life. The authors also explore various Internet conspiracies about his age, help you identify which Sad Keanu meme you are, give you the Keanu and Winona Ryder fanfic your heart desires, and much, much more.
About the Author
Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran are the creative team behind My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel (Quirk, 2018), the viral Kickstarter project Taylor Swift: Girl Detective, and countless zines and comics. Larissa is a writer, educator, and photographer whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among other internet places. Kitty is an illustrator and comics artist who is Actually British and knows all about courtship rituals, the peerage, and upper-crust accents.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Zageris and Curran share their love of Keanu with their book of essays unravelling the mythos behind the star and his pick of films. Written with tongue firmly in the cheek, it does make you look at Keanu beyond the smouldering good looks. The book is basically a study about Keanu’s film career and the curious choices he makes with each film. It does dip into his charity work and shows what a caring and extraordinary person he is. It runs the gambit from his early days to where he is now in his career and how he always seems to bob back up from some questionable decisions with film making. It also dips into his theatre career which is little known and although I have enjoyed Keanu films most of the time, it was interesting to hear a new take on his career and it did make me binge watch a few of his films after reading. Fun book with some fact based information whilst at the same time, it doesn’t really take itself too seriously. Zageris and Curran have written a series of books with other celebrities and although this is the only one I have read, if they are anything like this, they are sure to do well. Very enjoyable.