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books you'd like to see film treatments of
Topic by: shiftless
Posted: August 26, 2007 - 8:43 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 31, 2007 - 4:46 PM PDT

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author topic: books you'd like to see film treatments of
doozer
post #21  on August 27, 2007 - 4:45 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2007 - 4:12 PM PDT Battie wrote:
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> > On August 27, 2007 - 10:22 AM PDT doozer wrote:
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>
> The local librarian turned me onto them when I was about 15-16. I need to reread them sometime. I suppose if the BBC does a mini-series of Outlander, I'll reread 'em. :)
>

Me too! Actually it was my high school librarian. We were talking about Sharon Shinn and I said "the only problem with Sharon Shinn is, I read her books too fast" so she plopped the huge fat copy of Outlander on my desk and said "this will keep you going for awhile" and it sure as hell did.


>
> Can't believe you haven't heard of Sara Donati! Claire and Jaimie had cameos in Donati's first book! Basically, the first book is very similar in style, set in pre-revolution America, somewhat similar kind of tone. The main characters are Nathaniel Bonner (yes, the author took more than a little inspiration from Last of the Mohicans) and Elizabeth. It goes from there. Up until Queen of Swords, the books were largely light-hearted (well, when you compare them to the hell that Claire and Jaimie went though during the course of every book).
>
> Good stories. :)
>
>

I can't believe I haven't either, especially because of Claire and Jamie. They're both like heroes to me. The Outlander books are so great to me because it's everything I love rolled into one series. Fantasy, time travel, that particular chunk of Scottish history, historical medicine, etc. Those books stimulate me on so many levels.


>
> Mirrormask was much better done, though I don't know how well it fit with the book. I suppose now that Stardust has been made into a movie, it's only a matter of time before more of his books are made into them.
>
> >

I've been waiting a couple years for Coraline to be released, and I think it will be soon. I'm crossing my fingers at least.


I heard about 7 months ago there were "talks" about Sandman and American Gods but I don't believe everything I hear. According to IMDB he has four "in development" credits but that could be anything. But please god please let it be American Gods and Sandman.


>
> NiC was pretty bad, in terms of deviance. The Harlequin was pretty bad in terms of the amount of sex, though it started off well. The last Merry Gentry book was also horrible in terms of sex. (60-80% of the book was MG getting it on with a secondary character for the first time.) I don't know why I keep expecting her to find a good balance between story and sex. And the thing is, I started reading the MG books first, so I was unfamiliar with her previous no-sex rule. I STARTED with lots of sex in her books, but jeeeez.
>

Try reading her books, and knowing that the characters are based on people that you both mutually know! It's so weird. I had to stop after awhile because there were points where all that sex involving people I knew was disturbing. I wouldn't even read the Merry Gentry books because it's thought that MG was named for my best friend of 15 years. My head would explode.
>
>
> I read one of Shinn's books, don't think it made a huge impression on me though.
>
>

Do you remember which one? I've read ones outside the Archangel and Twelve House series and they're not as good. The Twelve Houses series is blowing me away so far. I HIGHLY recommend trying to snag a copy of Mystic & Rider (if I can find mine I'd be willing to send it to you if you'd like) and giving it a shot. I was always conflicted about Sharon Shinn because I like her alot (and not Laurell so much) but I thought Laurell was the better writer. I read part of the unbound copy of Mystic & Rider though and I was like "OMG OMG OMG WHEN WILL THIS BE OUT!!" then I read it and was going crazy over when the next book would be released. My Harry Potter is Sharon Shinn's novels of the Twelve Houses ^_^


doozer
post #22  on August 27, 2007 - 4:52 PM PDT  
Oh, this is how sick I am! I didn't know there were more books after The Fiery Cross and I was looking at magazines at a Walmart back in my college town (in between classes actually) and saw a shiny silver book in my peripheral vision. Obviously, since shiny objects in my peripheral vision are a super distraction, I looked at it and it was A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I almost cried.
doozer
post #23  on August 27, 2007 - 4:55 PM PDT  
Ooh! Battie! I forgot to ask! Have you read the Lord John books? I've always been curious about them, but afraid they wouldn't be as good. Is it THE Lord John do you know? If it was like..Lord John's life while Claire and Jamie's life was going on...THAT would be great. But I don't know.




Sorry guys. Shutting up now.
Battie
post #24  on August 27, 2007 - 5:28 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2007 - 4:31 PM PDT Nenufar wrote:
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> No, not Laurell K. Hamilton. They are turning Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series into a show on HBO. The deal is with the guy who created Six Feet Under. Very cool 'cause I love Charlaine's books -- her character is the anti-Anita Blake for those of you who read Laurell K. Hamilton. I still read both series from Laurell but I prefer Sookie to Anita..
>
> http://www.charlaineharris.com/trueblood_press.html
> ---------------------------------

I don't know about that. Anti-Anita in that she isn't super badass, but...Well, I just finished the fourth book (I read all four this week and last weekend), and it seems to me that Sookie is getting a little more "sexually progressive" as the story continues.

If you like LKH, but find the constant sex tiring, try BloodRing. It's a lot (LOT) better with an entirely different kind of world (no werewolves and vampires), but there's something about it that reminds me of some of LKH's better books. I still think Faith Hunter is a much better writer though.

Funny thing is, when I read the first few LKH books (Guilty Pleasures, etc), I was very much not impressed. Her writing has gotten better while the story has gone down the tubes.
Battie
post #25  on August 27, 2007 - 6:11 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2007 - 4:45 PM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Me too! Actually it was my high school librarian. We were talking about Sharon Shinn and I said "the only problem with Sharon Shinn is, I read her books too fast" so she plopped the huge fat copy of Outlander on my desk and said "this will keep you going for awhile" and it sure as hell did.
>

My HS library was smaller than my middle school library, though both were probably bigger than my local library, rotfl.

I was so skeptical when she handed me that book. I was on a pure romance thing back then. Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey, etc. I still find Garwood's older books hilarious. Completely inaccurate, but funny as all get-out.

> I can't believe I haven't either, especially because of Claire and Jamie. They're both like heroes to me. The Outlander books are so great to me because it's everything I love rolled into one series. Fantasy, time travel, that particular chunk of Scottish history, historical medicine, etc. Those books stimulate me on so many levels.
>

I know the feeling. Donati's books don't start to get real deep into historical facts until the third or fourth, but they're still really good, imo. No time-travel, however.

>
> I've been waiting a couple years for Coraline to be released, and I think it will be soon. I'm crossing my fingers at least.
>
>
> I heard about 7 months ago there were "talks" about Sandman and American Gods but I don't believe everything I hear. According to IMDB he has four "in development" credits but that could be anything. But please god please let it be American Gods and Sandman.
>

Well, Terry Gilliam was signed on to direct Good Omens, but that apparently fell through when he decided to work on Brothers Grimm (which was a sucky movie, btw).

Seems like I heard the same thing about American Gods and Sandman. Check Sci-Fi Wire.

> Try reading her books, and knowing that the characters are based on people that you both mutually know! It's so weird. I had to stop after awhile because there were points where all that sex involving people I knew was disturbing. I wouldn't even read the Merry Gentry books because it's thought that MG was named for my best friend of 15 years. My head would explode.
> >

That's a level of disturbing I can't imagine.

Who is Doyle based on? XD And by "circles," were you meaning anything kinky? ._O I *have* wondered... (Not about you, about her.)

>
> Do you remember which one? I've read ones outside the Archangel and Twelve House series and they're not as good. The Twelve Houses series is blowing me away so far. I HIGHLY recommend trying to snag a copy of Mystic & Rider (if I can find mine I'd be willing to send it to you if you'd like) and giving it a shot. I was always conflicted about Sharon Shinn because I like her alot (and not Laurell so much) but I thought Laurell was the better writer. I read part of the unbound copy of Mystic & Rider though and I was like "OMG OMG OMG WHEN WILL THIS BE OUT!!" then I read it and was going crazy over when the next book would be released. My Harry Potter is Sharon Shinn's novels of the Twelve Houses ^_^
> ---------------------------------

I think, now, that I'm thinking of a different author. But I did pick up Archangel in a store once, and maybe Shape-Changer's Wife, but couldn't get into them. I had different tastes then, so it's possible I'd actually like them now.

I know have an anthology or two with Shinn's short stories, so I might try those and if I like it, I;ll hunt down a novel at the library. I've been meaning to go up there to request the last Anne Bishop book anyway. X)


You know you have a book problem when you're wanting to move closer into the city just so you have access to a large library. I kid you not. I was looking at apartments nearest a library. They were cheap, nice-ish and close to the university I'd study at. But mostly, near a big library. WALKING distance. Rotfl.

I'd probably dig Patricia Briggs' Mercy series in film. I'm still in love with the cover of Blood Bound.

Yes, yes. I have a reading prejudice against male authors that I can't seem to stab into submission. ;_; I *try*.
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Ouch, doozer. I read Snow & Ashes almost as soon as it came out. ._. Now I'm jonesing for the next book. :(

I used to create a list of books that were coming out every 1-3 months (and I'd stick released books in an "Out Now" section that would disappear with the next list). It started out just for me, then I shared it with a few people...and a few more people...and soon I was sending it to 40-60 people...then I made a Yahoo group that I think had or has over 120 members. But then I hurt my back, computer went all virusy, etc. Basically, I fell behind so far that it'll take me at least a month to remake my list. *sigh* I guess I'll get started on it soon. (Surfing Amazon revealed Phoenix of the Opera which soundlike it'd make a good read along with a Gabaldon novel, given one reviewer's comments.)

Mind you, it was definitely a romance-fantasy-sci-fi-horror list for women. You'd get Sharon Shinn and like authors on there, but no ah...*ponders* Robert Jordans! Heh.
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And I have one or two of the Lord John books. I started the first at some point and got distracted by other books (I always have at LEAST five books on the burner), but it is the same Lord John. :)

On the burner now:
Evil: Inside Human Violence & Cruelty
Beyond Choice (abortion book or something)
The Bell Curve
Londonistan
Alien Taste by Wen Spencer
The Road by Cormac something
Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series (book three or four)
Dies the Fire #2: Protector's War by SM Stirling
Monster Island by David Wellington
[audiobook] War World Z by Max Brooks
Witching by Yasmine Galenorn

And I'm about to start Rachel Caine's Thin Air...and probably the next Sookie book after that..and the latest Betsy book aftet that, rotfl. I also have a few random romances hanging around, but I'm not that interested in the genre these days.

Which reminds me, Undead and Unwed would be a great flick. Nose Hair. XD Seems like MJD was in talks over it at some point.

doozer, here's my MSN if you ever get bored and wanna talk books: uselessnovelty@aol.com
doozer
post #26  on August 27, 2007 - 6:20 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2007 - 6:11 PM PDT Battie wrote:
>
> I was so skeptical when she handed me that book. I was on a pure romance thing back then. Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey, etc. I still find Garwood's older books hilarious. Completely inaccurate, but funny as all get-out.
>

I was skeptical too. I don't know why. It sat on my desk for months before reading it. I could kick myself


>
> Well, Terry Gilliam was signed on to direct Good Omens, but that apparently fell through when he decided to work on Brothers Grimm (which was a sucky movie, btw).
>

I hope Terry Gilliam is kicking himself for that awful movie now, and even moreso because everybody knows him and Gaiman would make a great team.


>
> That's a level of disturbing I can't imagine.
>
> Who is Doyle based on? XD And by "circles," were you meaning anything kinky? ._O I *have* wondered... (Not about you, about her.)
>
> >

I'm not recalling Doyle's character off the top of my head, also it's been years since I ran with these people and to be quite honest I was probably too young to be doing so..and by "circles" lets just say...I don't doubt that alot of book stuff is an adaptation of some real life stuff, considering all the people in question.


> Ouch, doozer. I read Snow & Ashes almost as soon as it came out. ._. Now I'm jonesing for the next book. :(
>

Is there going to be another one? I keep assuming the series is over. If you tell me there's going to be another one..I don't even know what I'll do.


>
> doozer, here's my MSN if you ever get bored and wanna talk books: uselessnovelty@aol.com
> ---------------------------------



mine is ericah37@hotmail.com, it's busy when I'm at work though so I'm not always available to talk. I'm just warning you in advance because people usually feel that I'm ignoring them.
Battie
post #27  on August 27, 2007 - 8:11 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2007 - 6:20 PM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I was skeptical too. I don't know why. It sat on my desk for months before reading it. I could kick myself
>

Pretty easy to get into though, huh?

>
> I hope Terry Gilliam is kicking himself for that awful movie now, and even moreso because everybody knows him and Gaiman would make a great team.
>

He deserves Brothers Grimm falling into obscurity. X)

>
> I'm not recalling Doyle's character off the top of my head, also it's been years since I ran with these people and to be quite honest I was probably too young to be doing so..and by "circles" lets just say...I don't doubt that alot of book stuff is an adaptation of some real life stuff, considering all the people in question.
>

Merry Gentry's main dude. Pitch-black "Queen's Darkness."

That is absolutely hilarious. It really is. No wonder Guilty Pleasures read like fanfic. :P (And I've been in those kinds of circles before, ha.)

>
> Is there going to be another one? I keep assuming the series is over. If you tell me there's going to be another one..I don't even know what I'll do.
>

At least one, yes. Of that I'm sure. Maybe more. I'd have to check her site.

>
> mine is ericah37@hotmail.com, it's busy when I'm at work though so I'm not always available to talk. I'm just warning you in advance because people usually feel that I'm ignoring them.
> ---------------------------------

No worries. I have a lot of folks like that on my list. Unfortunately for them, if I'm busy, I'm not online. Lmao.
Catullus
post #28  on August 27, 2007 - 9:14 PM PDT  
public message board is public
Belgand
post #29  on August 28, 2007 - 6:49 AM PDT  
Oh, just too many to mention, but the version of Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor with Kevin Spacey that got scuttled post 9/11 (and, well, that abomination that is Survivor the TV show) would definitely be high on my list.
dwhudson
post #30  on August 28, 2007 - 7:50 AM PDT  
For the longest time, rumors had David Cronenberg attached to an adaptation of Martin Amis's London Fields. It was an intriguing idea (there was even an IMDb entry for a while), but Cronenberg has since killed those rumors.

It'd be tough. Stylistically, the book is Amis at his Amisest. Hard to imagine anyone attempting an adaptation who doesn't know British culture very, very well.

Otherwise, I think Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces could be the basis for an unusual but likely fascinating documentary. In the right hands, of course. Whose? No idea.
Battie
post #31  on August 28, 2007 - 11:27 AM PDT  
> On August 27, 2007 - 9:14 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
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> public message board is public
> ---------------------------------

Lmao. We know. XD But what could anyone do with the addy? Bombard us with spam? Spam filters. Stalk us via IM? Block ability. Heh.

Or were you criticizing our long back-and-forth conversation? ._.
woozy
post #32  on August 28, 2007 - 11:42 AM PDT  
> On August 28, 2007 - 11:27 AM PDT Battie wrote:
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>
> Lmao. We know. XD But what could anyone do with the addy?

Oh, you *don't* want to know.

'course you do have a point.
doozer
post #33  on August 28, 2007 - 12:10 PM PDT  
> On August 28, 2007 - 11:27 AM PDT Battie wrote:
>
> Lmao. We know. XD But what could anyone do with the addy? Bombard us with spam? Spam filters. Stalk us via IM? Block ability. Heh.
>
> Or were you criticizing our long back-and-forth conversation? ._.
> ---------------------------------



I think it's the latter. Shame on us!
Catullus
post #34  on August 28, 2007 - 1:08 PM PDT  
no more like anyone not even greencine customers could see this information. There is no way you can know or control who has that information when you put your addy out there like that its asking for spam stalkers or worse. Im just thinking you could have pmed then email addys instead for your own protection :P BATTIE NO BAKA!

I could care less if you guys went back and forth for 200 posts, Im not reading them anyway :P
Battie
post #35  on August 28, 2007 - 1:40 PM PDT  
> On August 28, 2007 - 1:08 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> no more like anyone not even greencine customers could see this information. There is no way you can know or control who has that information when you put your addy out there like that its asking for spam stalkers or worse. Im just thinking you could have pmed then email addys instead for your own protection :P BATTIE NO BAKA!
>
> I could care less if you guys went back and forth for 200 posts, Im not reading them anyway :P
> ---------------------------------

LoL. I don't use that e-mail. I haven't had AOL since early 2004. I just haven't felt like creating a new passport. X)

And what's worse?

Besides, PMing implies I'm anything BUT lazy. And that would be an untruth. *nods*
doozer
post #36  on August 28, 2007 - 2:47 PM PDT  
> On August 28, 2007 - 1:40 PM PDT Battie wrote:
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>
> LoL. I don't use that e-mail. I haven't had AOL since early 2004. I just haven't felt like creating a new passport. X)
>
> And what's worse?
>
> Besides, PMing implies I'm anything BUT lazy. And that would be an untruth. *nods*
> ---------------------------------

Same here, on all accounts! My msn is strictly for messaging purposes. I don't check the e-mail I get there ever. Plus, PMing takes effort.

But since Catullus doesn't care about us going on and on....^_^


I'm reading the excerpt for the next Outlander book right now on my lunch break. I'm excited. Plus I want Claire's ring!!!


If I ever get married *shudder* I want it to be with the rose gold band.
underdog
post #37  on August 28, 2007 - 2:53 PM PDT  
So anyway... back to books! :-P

I'm looking forward to No Country for Old Men - Coen brothers adaptation of Cormac McCarthy. Can't wait. Great reviews at Cannes.
Battie
post #38  on August 28, 2007 - 4:27 PM PDT  
> On August 28, 2007 - 2:47 PM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm reading the excerpt for the next Outlander book right now on my lunch break. I'm excited. Plus I want Claire's ring!!!
>
>
> If I ever get married *shudder* I want it to be with the rose gold band.
> ---------------------------------

The only issue I have with Gabaldon's books...cliffhangers. >:|
Battie
post #39  on August 28, 2007 - 4:32 PM PDT  
> On August 28, 2007 - 2:53 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So anyway... back to books! :-P
>
> I'm looking forward to No Country for Old Men - Coen brothers adaptation of Cormac McCarthy. Can't wait. Great reviews at Cannes.
> ---------------------------------

Hey! That's the author of The Road. I really ought to finish it. :S What's No Country for Old Men about, since I'm too lazy to search Amazon for it and I'd rather hear about it first-hand. X)

I'm planning on going to First Saturday again this weekend, after my dog-sitting is over. Then I'll hit the library closest to it that has Seraphs by Faith Hunter and spend the day reading it. I can't wait six months for it to be available for interlibrary loans. *twitch*
underdog
post #40  on August 28, 2007 - 5:42 PM PDT  
Battie, check out the official site. But basically it's set in 1980 and is set in Texas (of course), features Tommy Lee Jones as a sheriff (perfect). The plot is basically: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

Review in Variety.
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