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Too Much Horror Business Hardcover – September 25, 2012
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
A great book--and a great addition to any Horror collector's library!
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.
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.
He must have spent so much of his time making sure that it is as perfect as possible. I'm wowed by the variety of items: from gorgeous posters to fabulous toys. There's so much stuff!
I've learned a lot, not just about horror movies/items, but also about Kirk himself and how his collection is connected with his passion for music/guitars. There are tons of incredible stories about how he's acquired this collection. Kirk has written all the captions himself, decided on the design, the photos, the artwork - which gives me the feeling of owning something very special.
I sure hope that there will be other volumes in the future, as he carries on collecting!
I will always treasure this book. I absolutely love it.
Thank you so much Kirk!
PS: I got this book from Amazon UK, and the copy I've received doesn't have any defect. Delivery was ultra fast: it was at my doorstep the next day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Firstly..This book is $9.99 on Metallica's site, as I mention later in this post. So I suggest buying it there as I did. Read morePublished 6 days ago by MrsAnnaNicoleBorden
HORROR HEAVEN! Outstanding collection of horror memorabilia showcased and presented visually as if presented by a museum. Which is what Kirk really has amassed! Read morePublished 7 days ago by The Pitbull Shirt Guy
S*** book by a guy with too much disposable income.
I would never bought this....but it contained info i needed for a sale.
Great read and awesome pictures showing kirks collection a must for horror fans and kirk fansPublished 4 months ago by jeremy carter
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... Read morePublished 9 months ago by DRS
Huge Metallica/horror/sci-fi fan here! If you are into any of those you must OWN this book!Published 11 months ago by Dwayne B.