So off we go! This is the first page we’ll book looking at.
For the record, I’m going to go by strictly what’s in each Tumblr post, rather than in the e-book version. This is mostly just because it’s easier to link to and things, but also because pages differ on e-books depending on your font size and so on. So if you’re reading along, click the link above to join in!
Here, Ryan explains the history of his copy of BTTF: The Novel. It belonged to his brother-in-law. Exactly how his brother-in-law came into possession of this book remains a mystery, but it doesn’t matter really because the book is HELLA NUTS.
There’s a tragic bit here about how the author, George Gipe, was “stung to death by bees” (this can happen, Ryan adds solemnly). A bizarre death for the author of an absurd piece of writing.
Ryan is, of course, still with us, but perhaps we can take a moment to speculate how he might meet his demise. The in-canon ending for Ryan has him flying into the sun to protect his intellectual property, which seems about as likely as anything.
North notes that the full title of the book is “Steven Spielberg Presents: Back To The Future: A Robert Zemeckis Film: The Novel by George Gipe based on a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale” which abbreviates nicely to SSP:BTTF:ARZF:TNBGGBOASBRZABG. Since this blog is a Richard Cook Review Of Ryan North’s Review Of SSP:BTTF:ARZF:TNBGGBOASBRZABG I guess I should have called this blog ARCRORNROSSP:BTTF:ARZF:TNBGGBOASBRZABG?
To be honest, I’m considering it. But I reckoned BTOTHEBTOTHEF was long enough already…
Coming up tomorrow, ACTUAL WORDS FROM THE ACTUAL BOOK.