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For more than 25 years, Kirk Hammett has been the lead guitarist for Metallica. With the band, he has sold 100 million albums worldwide, won nine Grammys, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He lives in San Francisco.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810996596
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810996595
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you are a monster kid, a fan of old monster movies, or especially a collector of monster posters, toys, props, etc... this book is simply essential. Beautifully photographed and presented, this is an amazing collection that is extremely broad and deep, filled with classic movie posters and props from the early days of horror cinema through the 70's. Toys from the classic "monster kid" era of the 60's and 70's feature items ranging from the extremly rare and normally never seen to the common but classic. If you collect vintage monster toys, you probably have at least a few of the things Kirk has also collected and shows in his book. I had to order a second "file" copy because the first is going to be in tatters from reading it over and over.
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The first thing I noticed when I received my copy was just how nice it was, it has a very "classic" feel to the cover and it represented with alot of thought to detail and presentation. It has a nice thick binding and was quite sturdy which is appreciated when you have an image heavy book with heavy slick pages. I hate when the binding is poor and your book basically breaks open and tends to flop as your pacing through the pages. I have not had any issues with the pages sticking as one of the other reviewers had, and I have read through the entire book so not every printing has that issue I am happy to report.

Kirk's collection is broken up into genre (toys, posters, art etc.) and by the decade. They are represented quite well, great photos and each has a comment from Kirk himself about either how he came across the piece, its rarity or personal thoughts. There were alot of pieces that I had never seen before and as a horror fan myself, that was a real treat. It also introduced me to some classic films I have somehow missed along the way and alot of toys that I've never seen.

The interview with Kirk was a great edition, he talks about how he became an avid lover and collector of all things horror, why he is drawn to a particular decade or monster and his favorites, he also ties it into his music as well; you get to see all the guitars he had designed based on his favorite monster films.

This is a very nice book, you do not have to be a fan of Kirk's or Metallica's to enjoy this at all, as a matter of fact, this is about the other love in Kirk's life: Horror Business. So I would recommend this to a horror fan, a book lover, a collector of classic films and tv monsters. I was quite impressed with it overall.
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This book surprised me in two ways--first, I never expected a slick, full-color book from ABRAMS to be so affordable! Second, I had no idea that Mr. Hammett had a collection of such scope. The toys and models are great but his selection of original artwork is amazing!
A great book--and a great addition to any Horror collector's library!
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Kirk Hammett is one of my favorite musicians, and I'm also his same age. Like him, I grew up with Creature Features on tv, and seeing some pretty intense horror films at a young age, 'cause my Dad loves horror, too.
I love horror SO much, I've performed as a zombie in flash mobs and Michael Jackson Thriller tributes.

This is a gorgeous book with super-cool toys, masks, vintage props, and beautiful movie poster art.
Kirk wrote all the captions himself, revealing the gleeful little boy side of him,
and his passion for these items is contagious.

What surprised me the most about the book, is that it's also an in-depth look into Kirk's inner psyche,
and if you're a hard-core fan of Kirk, and of Metallica's music, like me, you learn just how much inspiration his collection gives him as a musician, and it's really fascinating.

There's even more in his collection, that didn't make it into this book.

I also like his decision to have the book only available in hard copy...
Kirk wants the reader to have a tangible, physical experience with this lovely book.

I showed the book to my Dad one day, and my Dad poured over every single page, he really enjoyed it, too.
He's a semi-retired newspaper editor, and was really impressed with the quality of the book.
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I'm a HUGE Kirk Hammett fan! I preordered this book and couldn't wait to get it. It's got a LOT of stuff in it, but the stuff it doesn't have is the stuff I was wanting most. I really was hoping that he'd tell the story of how/where he acquired most of the stuff, but really he just talks about the piece itself. Might be exactly what you're hoping, but for me, I was wanting more of the backstory.
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I'm a horror movie fan and a Metallica fan so it was enjoyable book. Although not a collector of any horror movie memorabilia myself, it was fun to see Kirk Hammett's rather large and enviable collection. The book itself is very nice, with excellent photographs of each item printed on thick glossy paper. Included are several interviews with Mr. Hammett revealing how he got his start collecting, why he enjoys it, etc. But its the memorabilia that gets the spotlight. From posters to toys, each section is divided up further based on the decade said item was from. Keep in mind however, this is not a collectors guide or a historical book. It's basically just a photographic journey through Mr. Hammett's collection and as such is akin to a gallery display or museum exhibit. Still, if you're a fan of either horror films and/or Kirk Hammett, it is well worth the price of admission.
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