If you follow our Facebook or Twitter accounts, you're probably aware that we've had another book in the works for quite some time. Today that book--Miracle Mile, by Walter Chaw--finally goes on sale.
In the tradition of Jonathan Lethem's They Live monograph and the 33⅓ series of longform album reviews, Miracle Mile offers a mix of cultural commentary, film criticism, and memoir as Walter dissects Miracle Mile's therapeutic function in his life following a traumatic event in the summer of 1989.
The book also features running commentary from Miracle Mile's own writer-director, Steve De Jarnatt. Meanwhile, the cover art is an original piece by Eisner Award-winning artist Paul Chadwick, whose film work includes Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and The Big Easy. One of the reasons we're not releasing an electronic version right away is to honour this glorious wrap-around illustration, which comes courtesy of Mr. De Jarnatt.
I love this book and consider it the best thing FILM FREAK CENTRAL has ever published--online or off. If you're a fan of Walter's writing and/or Miracle Mile, this is the alpha and the omega. And thus very reasonably priced, at $13.95 for the trade paperback and $9.95 for the eBook.
Miracle Mile is now available exclusively at Lulu.com. In the coming weeks, it will trickle into other outlets, but a Lulu purchase is the best way to show your support and encouragement.