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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Cherokee McGhee (February 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979969476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979969478
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,438,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Larry Hoffer on January 29, 2015
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I don't know why I loved this book so much—maybe it's because I'm a child of the 80s, or because I'm obsessed with movies like the book's main character. But whatever the reason(s), I wouldn't have minded if this book was doubled in length, because I want to know what comes next for these characters.

In 1989, Eric "Zuke" Zauchas is a student at Pison Nazarene College, a small religious school in Indiana he chose because of the chance to play basketball, although he doesn't get the chance to play very much. He and his best friends are part of a club called the Brothers in Pursuit—while they do almost everything together anyway, every Sunday night they wear matching, embroidered boxer shorts and helmets, play games they invented, and report on their pursuits of truth, compassion, God, and women. (Not necessarily in that order.)

Zuke believes life should be like it is in the movies he watches—Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, The Princess Bride, and especially Say Anything. Like that movie's protagonist, Lloyd Dobler, Zuke believes he should pursue a dare-to-be-great situation, and he thinks he's found it in Abby, a girl in his English class. He devises a plan so that they're frequently together—he decides to become an English major like she is. They get along perfectly, and both feel a connection.

The challenge is, Abby happens to be dating Cheese (Brett), Pison's star basketball player. She's known Cheese nearly her entire life and thought of little but marrying him. Her relationship with Zuke has opened her eyes that perhaps she needs to expand her horizons a little bit. But will she break up with Cheese and start dating Zuke, or will she break Zuke's heart?
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I was initially drawn to reading this book after meeting the author in a writing workshop. As an alumni from the "real" Pison Nazarene College, I couldn't help but being drawn into the world of Zuke, Abby, and the rest of the characters. If you have never gone to college or stayed in a dorm, this book will make you want to have those experiences.
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By KKD on January 24, 2011
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Loved, loved, loved LOVE ON THE BIG SCREEN. The story of Zuke, a student at a small Christian college, will make you laugh, think, and reminisce about the 80's and 90's through clever details and pop culture allusions.
There is a resonant truth in the story of Zuke that we can all relate to as he struggles with love, relationships, college life, and quest for true happiness. Torgerson's prose is fresh, and the characters he created are true to life and very relatable, while at the same time interesting and often surprising. LOVE ON THE BIG SCREEN is a page turing read that succeeds in creating a perfect balance of humor and thought provoking themes.
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It's been a long time since I couldn't put a book down but this one did it! It is a poignant yet humorous "coming of age" story that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Sometimes I cheered at the characters' actions, sometimes I cringed, sometimes I was sad at how things were going, and honestly, sometimes I found myself sitting all by myself laughing out loud. I found myself really caring about Zuke, the main character and to me, that's the hallmark of a good book. Perfect ending. Like a couple of the other reviewers, I am hoping there is a sequel. Sequel or another story entirely, I am anxiously awaiting this author's next book!
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By HL on January 25, 2011
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This book is a must read for everyone who came of age in the 80's! You won't be able to put it down!
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Zuke rules! The story of Zuke and his college loves and losses at a religious college is at turns funny, sweet, touching and always charming and right on the mark for everyone who remembers their college days. Detail and writing is wonderful and the shout-outs to "Say Anything" and other gr'eighties movies are super cool. In a very well-meaning and complimentary way, "Love on the Big Screen" is like "The Sterile Cuckoo" for the 90s. Er...in the 2010's. Superb read!
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First of all...I Loved the male club title given to the character Zuke and his fellow friends involved...
"Brothers in Pursuit" (Zuke, Cowboy, The Dini, Moon, and Flabby)...Young Men whom are in pursuit of God,
knowledge, compassion and women. Through out reading the book I tried to picture the young men I went to school with and pair them up with the characters I've mentioned above. A few came to mind and one I thought could be Zuke.(so, I chuckled through out reading and thought how fun it would be to send a copy to all and get reactions...if that doesn't happen, I will definately share with my male classmate buddies)

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I really enjoyed reminiscing my beloved decade of choice through this book and enjoyed reading of places mentioned that I know about and have visited by living close.(I've had a similar experience of a memoir novel I read not long ago set in Richmond IN)
So, placement of where the story takes place was Fun for me...

Reading about Zuke, who has unrealistic expectations about Love created through the 80's movies he loves, gave me an inside look into what it's like for a male to experience mid-west conservative Christian college life in the late 1980's...something I never thought about at all since College Life was never an option/or should I say, an option I wanted to pursue at that time in my life. Aww Zuke, the poor guy...I did feel bad for him in a sense.(I've been there...just in a different way. What woman doesn't experience The Cinderella Syndrome...if she's honest with herself anyway) Isn't that what Hollywood film/TV/even fiction novels can do to every normal mid-westerner??(of course, speaking personally...
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