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you know it will be good (think 'the core' and 'sometimes they come back...again.')
wikipedia says: "A screenplay of the novel has for years been sold and traded in the movie business, but has not been produced yet. Director Kimberly Peirce and actress Hilary Swank have been attached to the project."
I'm actually glad they haven't made a movie of it because it has that great surprising moment (you know the one I'm talking about) that's such a joy to read for the first time. If they made a movie out of it, the cat would be out of the bag forever and no one would ever be surprised by that moment again. They'd probably even blow the secret in the trailer.
If Hillary Swank is in it. I was blown away the 1st time I read it. You are correct, such joy to read.
Nick, I'm looking for new book to read. Any suggestions?
NOT "Dhalgren" by Samuel R. Delaney. I'm bailing on that fucker for the second time.
Have you ever read any John Christopher? He's one of my favorites. "The Prince in Waiting" and "No Blade of Grass" are both excellent, but he's probably best known for his Tripods trilogy beginning with "The White Mountains." (And he actually wrote a prequel not too long ago.)
Or if you want to go non-sci fi, I'm pushing "Artificial Rats and Electric Cats" by (my friend) Robert Masterson - because it is unbelievably funny, completely engrossing and super short.
...four times. It was ok.
but did you read Tarzan the Terrible? Burroughs killed off Jane in the previous book, Tarzan the Untamed, but for some reason I'll never understand, the fans revolted and demanded that he bring her back. Still, those two books where Jane is (for the most part) dead are the best. No Jane, just dinosaurs, monkeymen, Germans and killing.
It took me five hours to read.
I just couldn't resist bandying about some Tarzan factoids.
This weekend I heard they were going to make a book of Ubik (Phillip K. Dick). Sounds like a terrible idea to me, but I guess they're working with a screenplay Dick had written himself.
It was ok.