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Who Knows Me Better...

... than my movie-loving husband? From his email to me, directly to you.
Don’t know if you knew this, but Tale of Desperaux is being made into a movie, and it looks like they’re getting a pretty big cast. [My note: Includes Dustin Hoffman, Keven Kline, Christopher Lloyd, William H. Macy, Tracey Ullman, Sigourney Weaver, and Justin Long as Despereaux.]

(At least they’re not doing Tulane.)

And in further Dr. Seuss bastardization, they’re doing a CGI version of Horton Hears a Who, with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.

Oh, and Lord of the Rings/King Kong director Peter Jackson’s doing an adaptation of The Lovely Bones.

Just thought you’d be interested in those little tidbits.
Yes I am, and I’ll bet other people will enjoy them too. Readers of this blog will know of my hatred of both The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Lovely Bones. Actually, they are the two books that most deserve to be linked together. They’ve both received critical acclaim, though in neither case can I understand why. They are both manipulative with what we care about most — for adults, their child and for children, their special toy. They both blow. It would be awesome if Amazon started linking those books instead linking the Tulane book with, say, every children’s book I look up!

2 comments:

Leila said...

I wasn't a big fan of Lovely Bones, either. Didn't quite hate it. It was just... meh.

Little Willow said...

I think I ought to make a post about books to recommend in addition to (or AHEM instead of COUGH) those and other big-name books.