August 29, 2006

The Most Derivative Post of All Time

...Or, Belatedly Following Up on Various Posts.

If your interest was piqued by our earlier post on L. Lee Lowe's serialized online novel Mortal Ghost, check out interview on Keeper of the Snails. Interviews provide a great glimpse into the mysterious workings of the writer's mind, which is why I love reading Cynsations.

After taking the quiz on What Teen Angst Novel Are You?, I found that I am apparently The Catcher in the Rye, which is mighty disturbing. So I went to The Book Quiz for a second opinion, and found that I am really Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August:

"Though you're interested in war, what you really want to know is what causes war. You're out to expose imperialism, militarism, and nationalism for what they really are. Nevertheless, you're always living in the past and have a hard time dealing with what's going on today. You're also far more focused on Europe than anywhere else in the world. A fitting motto for you might be 'Guns do kill, but so can diplomats.'"

I think I'm still disturbed. Actually, maybe I am disturbed and that's the problem...

On a totally different note (yes, apparently I like sudden changes of direction), NPR recently aired a piece on the tribulations of bringing children's books to the big screen, with the producer of How to Eat Fried Worms, The Movie.

2 comments:

TadMack said...

Ah, Children's/YA novels into movies:

I'm still just so cranky with them about CHANGING THE STORYLINE that I hope they had an awful time, so there!

I am stalking movie new and wonder if there's any word on the Libba Bray novel movie... I do believe it would make an interesting movie IF THEY KEEP THE PLOT!!! More on that as I find out.

DaviMack said...

Even if they keep the plot, what's the point?!? Have you EVER found a movie that actually did justice to the book?

They never match the beauty / horror that's in your head!