Of course, the only issue with such a lovely film is that it will give you a total movie hangover. You won’t want to watch anything else, because you’ll be so swept away by the story of two dreamers in Los Angeles. When there’s no sequel or next episode to watch, what’s a movie musical lover to do? This is where books come in.
If you loved La La Land, but you’ve already seen it countless times and have the soundtrack on repeat, there are scores of books out there to help cure your movie hangover. Keep the magical, dream-like feeling alive with the following novels perfect for fans of La La Land.
1. 'Radiance' by Catherynne M. Valente
Described as a "decopunk pulp SF alt-history space opera mystery," Radiancetells the story of Severin, a documentary filmmaker who travels through space making films. It combines the glamour of Old Hollywood with the thrill of space and sci-fi, with a dreamy aesthetic perfect for La La Land fans.
Julie Crawford is an aspiring screenwriter in 1930s Hollywood, and she ends up as the assistant to Carole Lombard in this historical fiction novel. If you loved seeing the ins and outs of working in Hollywood when watching La La Land, this is the book for you.
This YA series is a fun, light read, for those who loved actress Mia's storyline in La La Land. Teenager Kaitlin Burke is a TV star who wants a taste of living a normal life, and her solution is to disguise herself as a regular high school student named Rachel Rogers.
This Hitchcock-era thriller is for La La Land fans who love Old Hollywood, but can't resist a bit of mystery. In the vein of Psycho, this story follows the love story of Dan and Teresa, a musician and aspiring singer whose romance seems doomed from the start.
Following a collection of characters who work in the music industry, A Visit from the Goon Squadwill enchant fans of La La Land's musical focus and industry setting. Its bittersweet tone and fast pace might give you a book hangover.
This post-apocalyptic dystopian novel follows the lives of members of the Traveling Symphony, and how they are connected through a famous actor named Arthur Leander. What would La La Land look like if it met The Walking Dead? This is it.