I like watching book trailers. Not so much to help me decide what to read, as just for the experience of watching them. A lot of my FaceBook friends post interesting trailers and the Twitterverse is full of links as well. I also, from time to time, visit YouTube and do a random search… just for the hell of it. And so today, I present for your entertainment, a few trailers that I’ve enjoyed watching.
Let’s start off with the trailer for the Writers of the Future Volume 25 anthology. Lots of really nifty special effects in this one.
Remember the trailer for Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (I blogged it here)? Or maybe Abraham Linclon: Vampire Hunter (I blogged that one here)? Did you like them? Well, if you did, then check out this trailer for Night of the Living Trekkies. WARNING! This trailer contains some graphic splatter and some appalling Star Trek jokes.
Okay… slight change of pace now. Here’s a rather atmospheric little trailer for the YA thriller Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender.
And now for a threesome! See how the trailers develop and build on each other for Michael Grant’s YA Gone trilogy — Gone, Hunger and Lies. If you’re interested in finding out more about this series of books, check out the Gone website.
Now here’s a rather stylish Australian trailer. Created by Paul Murphy, it’s for The Wildkin’s Curse by Kate Forsyth. Paul previously visited Literary Clutter to talk about his trailer for Mo Hayder’s thriller Gone (no relation to the other Gone mentioned in this blog post).
One more. This is for Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. I love the self-mocking approach of this trailer… but it suffers from being waaaaay too long. Less is more, Gary, less is more.
That’s it for this post. Anyone out there have a trailer they’d like to share with the blogosphere? Leave a URL in the comments.
And tune in next time for some animated trailers.
Catch ya later, George
PS. Notice how I managed to restrain myself from posting my book trailer yet again? But hey, if you’d really like to watch it again (over and over, perhaps?), don’t let me stop you. Oh yeah, and why not follow me on Twitter!