Sunday, 13 July 2014
Review #288: Game of Thrones A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros by Matthew Christian Reinhart and Michael Komarck
Title: Game of Thrones A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros
Author: Matthew Christian Reinhart and Michael Komarck
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary: Inspired by the Emmy® Award–winning credits sequence that opens each episode of the hit HBO® series, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros is guaranteed to thrill the show’s legions of fans.
Featuring stunning pop-up recreations of several key locations from the series, including the formidable castle of Winterfell, the lavish capital city King’s Landing, and the Wall’s stark majesty, this book—designed by renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart—takes you into the world of the series like never before.
Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros features a total of five stunning spreads, which fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros that is perfect for displaying.
The book also contains numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons. All the pops are accompanied by insightful text that relays the rich history of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, forming a dynamic reference guide to the world of Game of Thrones.
Visually spectacular and enthrallingly interactive, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros sets a new standard for pop-up books and perfectly captures the epic scope and imagination of the series.
Review: I saw this book awhile ago in the store but I didn't want to spend $80.00 on it, and then I happen to get a lovely post on facebook that at our big name bookstore it was on for half off so I jumped on that. This book was amazing and I'm glad I bought it. It really gave me a perspective on what Westeros looks like. All I kept imagining was how much work must have went into this book. I love how it also gave information on each page, and that didn't distract from the beautiful pop-ups.
This book is a must for any fan of Game of Thrones. It is such an amazing addition to anyone's collection or library.