Publication Date: 05/09/2019 ISBN: 9780571339136 Category:

Ayoade On Top

Richard Ayoade

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 05/09/2019 ISBN: 9780571339136 Category:

£12.99 £11.69


Mr B's review

If you like the mapcap and completely unpredictable Ayoade, then you will like this book. A definitive analysis of the Gwyneth Paltrow film ‘View from the Top’ with added footnotes and his trademark deadpan humour. You don’t have to watch the film it is (loosely) based on; you don’t even have to know of it. Just be glad that this film was created so that this book exists. A hilarious and completely unnecessary but compulsive read!


At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most ‘insubstantial’ people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don’t care about. It’s a journey deep within, in a way that’s respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you’ve waited for the smaller paperback edition.

Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet’s gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.”

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