Dear Luke, We Need To Talk—Darth

Finished Dear Luke, We Need to Talk–Darth by John Moe.

Summary (from Goodreads):


We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in a handwritten note instead? And what if someone found that letter, as well as all of the drafts that landed in the Dark Lord’s trash can? In the riotously funny collection Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth, John Moe finally reveals these lost notes alongside all the imagined letters, e-mails, text messages, and other correspondences your favorite pop culture icons never meant for you to see.

From The Walking Dead to The Wizard of Oz, from Billy Joel to Breaking Bad, no reference escapes Moe’s imaginative wit and keen sense of nostalgia. Read Captain James T. Kirk’s lost log entries and Yelp reviews of The Bates Motel and Cheers. Peruse top secret British intelligence files revealing the fates of Agents 001–006, or Don Draper’s cocktail recipe cards. Learn all of Jay-Z’s 99 problems, as well as the complete rules of Fight Club, and then discover an all-points bulletin concerning Bon Jovi, wanted dead or alive—and much more.

Like a like a bonus track to a favorite CD or a deleted scene from a cult movie, Dear Luke, We Need to Talk Darth offer a fresh twist on the pop culture classics we thought we knew by heart. You already know part of their story. Now find out the rest.”

This book is an absolute delight.  You may not be able to get every single reference, but even the ones I didn’t get (Star Trek, Walking Dead) were entertaining.  And the Yelp reviews chapter is probably my absolute favorite.  Or Dorothy’s note to Glinda.  Or Don Draper’s cocktail recipes.  Or Bruce’s (the shark from Jaws) diary.

There’s a lot to love here, basically.  And if you are at all into pop culture, I can guarantee you that something here is about to become your absolute favorite, too.

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