Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Color Companion has much of the same information as the Unofficial Guide, but with tons of great photos and, as noted above, funny commentary. Just when you think the authors are getting serious, they whip out a nun with a ruler or urge you not to confuse Bratwurst with Brat Worst (the kind of kid you might happen to meet on a hot day in Epcot). If you're intimidated by the heft of the Unofficial Guide, which incidently also makes a handy door stopper, this smaller version will tell you just about everything you need to know and keep you entertained in the process. Is there enough here that you don't need the Unofficial Guide? Maybe. It depends on what you want. In particular, I think those who find the Guide too overwhelming will be pleasantly surprised by the Color Companion.
The Color Companion is a reasonably priced $19.99 and does not make a nice door stopper or increase your airline baggage fees. You can get it online from Amazon or Powell's.