A book is always a good idea: 10 gift proposals

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A book is always a good idea: 10 gift proposals

10 books to give away this Christmas

We leave you below with our selection of proposals to give a good book this Christmas. All, of course, with that geek touch that we always look for in all our gifts. Ahead.

Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie. Limited edition

Star wars

We start strong. At a time when Star Wars is more alive than ever, giving this book to a fan is a success. It is a limited edition from a compilation of the creatives of Ralph McQuarrie, the best known designer and illustrator possibly of the creative team of the saga. Its pages (two volumes) include the creation processes of Darth Vader, C-3PO or R2-D2 as well as numerous conceptual images, illustrations never seen and even unpublished interviews. A jewel of a collection.

  • Price – 192.71 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

Japan ghost stories

The Japanese culture catch anyone and this book is no exception. This is an edition, made by Lafcadio Hearn, which brings together 11 stories about ghost towns, spirits and other supernatural beings from traditional Japanese tales. The best thing is that the illustrations are in charge of the famous illustrator Benjamin Lacombe. What more could you want?

  • Price – 28.40 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

A Game of Thrones – The Folio Society

A Game of Thrones

Another book of those only suitable for very fanatical people (and who knows how to read English, of course). This is the new collector's edition of The Folio Society, a British publisher dedicated to the publication of selected carefully crafted bookss. We have chosen this from Game of Thrones because it is a very well-known series and that we have followed very closely in this medium, but we could also have suggested the edition you have of The Lord of the Rings or Dracula, to name just two. It is worth checking out your collection.

  • Price – 125 pounds (about 146 euros to change)
  • Where to buy – The Folio Society

Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book!

Sneaker

Any lover of the shoes to which you have to give something but you don't want it to be (obvious) sneakers? What if you are surprised with this book dedicated to the world of design of this type of shoes? Sneaker Freaker collect all the collaborative, personalized, limited edition, retro, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike and Tier Zero sneakers launched in the last 15 years with more than 650 pages. of information and images. They say that it is the definitive book about slippers and, hey, it is close to being it.

  • Price – 38 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse – The Art of the Movie

Spider-man

The movie Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (Spider-Man: A new universe) It has been if you doubt one of the most fun and visually attractive animated movies of recent years and that, of course, deserved a book like this, full of images of the movie, creatives, storyboards, conceptual drawings and more. It is worth checking out.

  • Price – 33.82 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

Zelda: Behind the Legend

Zelda

"(…) In Zelda, behind the legend are the interiors of each of the deliveries of the franchise, in addition to a thorough analysis of his characters, mechanics and plot plots. A book that also deepens the context and minds of the creators who have given life to unforgettable videogames. »Little else can we tell you not to do the review of its editor, right? For fans of Zelda, a must-see.

  • Price – 21.85 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

Wills

Wills

We put aside the reviews and illustrations to focus purely on the narrative with The wills. It is neither more nor less than the sequel to The maid's tale, the famous book by Margaret Atwood that ended up becoming a hit series on HBO. The book occurs fifteen years after the events narrated in the first installment and has been a success of sales and criticism.

  • Price – 19 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

Sensei: Dialogues with masters of the Japanese video game

Sensei

An essay book that talks about the world of video games and consoles through ten important figures of the Japanese industry creators of titles like Rez, Ico or PaRappa the Rapper. It actually consists of 2 volumes in which you will discover unusual stories from the hand of the creator of the mythical punch machine, the director of the only video game starring in life by Michael Jackson or the composer of «Street Fighter II» and «Kingdom Hearts».

  • Price – 19.95 euros (1) and 18.95 euros (2)
  • Where to buy – Amazon (1) and (2)

Permanent surveillance

Edward Snowden

"My name is Edward Snowden. I used to work for the government, but now I work for the people. » Permanent surveillanceSnowden explains for the first time why he did what he did, how he helped build a system of mass surveillance and the crisis of conscience that led him to uncover everything and put the system in check. If you know of someone interested in this story, this is his book.

  • Price – 19.85 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

If you want to give something more technological but intimately related to reading, then your choice is an Amazon Kindle. The firm has a e-reader cheaper, but for us Paperwhite is still our favorite in relation to quality / price. Good screen performance, waterproof design and a more than attractive label. Has it all.

  • Price – 129 euros
  • Where to buy – Amazon

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