Travel the Backroads with Sam and Dean Winchester
By Nicholas Knight
Insight Editions, 50.00, 192 pages
Most fans of the show Supernatural have dreamed of traveling with the Winchester brothers as they hunt monsters, myths, and demons. The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester is about as close as it gets. This oversized coffee table book chronicles the Winchester’s history, broken into the events of each season. Intermixed are interviews with actors, directors, special effects artists, and costuming directors. The coolest feature to this book is all the extras shoved in. Posters, stickers, pictures, and postcards are included for the readers’ enjoyment. There are smaller pamphlets on exorcism, roadmaps, and killing monsters tucked in the pages as well.
For Supernatural fans, this book is fantastic. The only thing that could have made it better would be the inclusion of some material that couldn’t be found in the show. Some back-story on the characters, or even the monsters, would have made this book worth way more than the $50.00 price tag. Regardless, whether you leaf through the pages while watching reruns, or sit down and read it straight through, this book is a must-have for any fan of the show.
Reviewed by Andrew Keyser