Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:29 AM
I haven't read the book, but reviews I've read say that apart from just references to nostalgic properties, the story has very little going for it.
Essentially, they seem to suggest that the excitement over the book is purely from the "geek-chic-culture" where just recognizing something from your childhood is apparently "cool" and a badge of honour, and it becomes a "game" to try to figure out all references (sort of what MST3K became in its last several seasons), with little else content.
If that's the case then... Meh.
Can someone tell me if there is more to the book than this? Because the trailer to the movie seems to embrace that particular feature exclusively as well.