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Reading in the dark October 13, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, display topics, fiction, nonfiction.


Boy, it’s a great season for movies. Several new ones have ties to literature – here’s the rundown.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Cate Blanchett reprises her Oscar-worthy performance as the Virgin Queen. Break out the biographies and the Elizabethan historical fiction.

Marjane Satrapi‘s semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis, is now an animated feature film. Satrapi has written several follow-ups to Persepolis, as well as a picture book for children, Monsters are Afraid of the Moon.

Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly star in Reservation Road, based on the novel by John Burnham Schwartz, recently published in paperback.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is the story of, uh, the assassination of Jesse James… a few biographies and western-themed historical novels might make a neat display.

Gone Baby Gone, a movie about a kidnapped child directed by Ben Affleck, is the second of Dennis Lehane‘s novels to be adapted for the big screen. 

and lastly, The Wolves in the Walls, the weird but wonderful children’s book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, has been made into a stage play. Playing at the New Victory Theater in New York city through October 21.



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