In 2003, Michel Ciment coined the term "a cinema of slowness." A year later, Jonathan Romney coined the now popular term "Slow Cinema." It's quite remarkable that it took over a decade before the first book on the phenomenon was published. I would have expected literature on the subject much earlier than this, but as Song Hwee Lim - I suppose, correctly - points out, Slow Cinema has been somewhat brushed aside by academics. Lim's book is therefore a premiere. And a good one.
I should make clear that it is, in fact, not really a book about Slow Cinema . . .