this was released in 95. written like a novel (dialogue scenes etc.) and focuses on how quentin came to be who he was and how he achieved what he did. it’s a major attempt to reconstruct quentin’s life. a thorough book, clearly more useful, less flashy and more interesting than the other ones i’ve read at the time (king pulp and something or other). apart from using every conceivable existing source, the author interviewed more than 100 people, including, it seems, quentin’s mother and all sorts of collegues, friends, assistants, and acquaintances. (tarantino himself declined.) I’m sure a lot of the books that followed drew on this one as a resource, although some parts of the book would have to be revised today, given how much more information about quentin is available now.
the author also assambled a long, unofficial list of quentin’s favorite movies, drawn from articles and interviews.
i don’t agree with norma that the writer kisses quentin’s ass at all, it’s an honest book about a flawed human being.