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Fargo: This Is a True Story

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The making of the acclaimed, award-winning TV show told exactly as it occurred.

From bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author Noah Hawley (Before the Fall) comes the perfect collector's item to the hit TV show based on the film Fargo. This companion to the first three seasons of Fargo, which Hawley created and executive produced, is packed with script selections-including al
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
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Beththena Johnson
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting and fun to read screenplays for the show. I haven’t seen the show but I’m now interested in seeing what he will do with Season 4 of the show.
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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Fargo the TV series is one my favorite series and therefore was excited to read this coffee table size book. It is a gorgeous looking book with beautifully reproduced still photos from the show. Unfortunately, that is all that is good about the book unless you like reading TV scripts. I would rather re-watch the show than read the script. Approximately, 78% of the book is actual scripts from the three seasons. The script for each of the three first episodes are included in their entirety. Noah H ...more
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This made my nerdy Fargo heart happy. I've always been obsessed with behind-the-scenes information, especially regarding my favorite tv shows and the like. I learned a lot from those interviews even though I thought I already knew a lot, so it did not disappoint. Plus it was a ton of fun reading full scripts.

I would give it 10 stars but I'm always a bit miffed when a book like this jumps the gun before the finalized product--season four hasn't started yet (which I'm very excited for)--so obviou
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Huge fan of the series, and I needed something to tide me over while they are making season 4. This was pretty great, though I would have liked a few more tidbits of information on certain things that happen in the show. The recent interviews with previous starring cast members was great, though a few were definitely missing! (Would love to hear Bokeem's thoughts on Mike Milligan, for example.) If you're a fan of the show at all, I highly recommend checking this out. It's a pretty quick read for ...more
David Owen
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was exactly what I needed - a reminder of exactly how great this show is. But this gives you all new reasons to believe it. The show is so good that you knew the scripts had to be great too but seeing them on the page. Seeing the novelistic approach Hawley takes with the description. So much of the colour and life that ends up on the screen is there already.
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Although the book's dominated with the 3-seasons' scripts, it brings me joy to look at the interviews and behind the scenes of Fargo (honestly, if you're not watching the show, what are you doing?). I wonder when we will have extra pages for Season 4... ...more
Madeline (The Bookish Mutant)
[clears throat] and I'd like to thank Fargo for getting me through 2020 ...more
Jason Miller
Sep 28, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Kindle version of this book is virtually unreadable. What were they thinking?!
Feb 27, 2020 rated it liked it
my love for this show is real and this reminded me exactly why I love it so much. can’t wait for season four.
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not what I thought it would be. Every bit of dialog from every scene was in this book! There was some narrative. It felt more like an excuse to write a book that was slam-bam.
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Noah Hawley is an Emmy, Golden Globe, PEN, Critics' Choice, and Peabody Award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels and penned the script for the feature film Lies and Alibis. He created, executive produced, and served as showrunner for ABC's My Generation and The Unusuals and was a writer and producer on the hit series Bones. Hawley is currently executive produc ...more

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