165 Book Club Announcement = Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
Wow. Here we go. We’ve been pretty excited about getting to this and here we are! Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown!
"Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant.
Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre’s life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable figures.”
What a great concept, the life of Andre the Giant in graphic novel form. You KNOW Dale is up on this, back before he stopped following wrestling and now he needs Slim walking up in front of him while he leans on Slim’s wrestling prowess. Much like Andre did in his later matches [Spoilers]. You KNOW Slim is up in this. Probably slept with it under his pillow last night dreaming of convincing everyone on the quiet car to read the book when he was done. Some trainshare setup. Sharing the book, etc etc. Jonesy is on VACATION this week so he’s probably eight fingers into the Tullamore Dew so if he is present and is only slurring a tiny bit it would be a miracle. Plus he does love Princess Bride if nothing else. I think. I think I remember an exchange about that somewhere.
What I do know is this is going down TONIGHT, guys. TONIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Jonesy is leaving in the morning for the second half of his vacation so he’ll probably be pulling over somewhere and throwing up like Dale did that time after Pk meetup lolol Barcade fun is all it is. We have fun. Check for links tonight, guys. Facebook. Twitter. All in good fun.