We have all sorts of books news for today for all those book lovers, don’t forget to give OBS you opinions! 🙂
msnbc.com: Novels, like the Harry Potter series or the works of Roald Dahl (including “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” coming to theaters in November), easily lend themselves to a three-act structure and two-hour running time; if anything, the adaptations become a question of what elements from the original book get to stay in versus what gets cut for time.
But what happens when the original book is something like Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” which is just a few sentences long? Or Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat,” which famously uses just 236 different words over the course of the story?
This is really interesting. You can make two movies out of a Harry Potter book, but what will happen with the others with less, maybe a short film? What do you think of thise?
www.prweb.com: Dianne Mandal has never read a complete novel and she sort of dislikes reading. What’s quite surprising is, a new novel titled “She Was Ylian” is set to launch on November 2nd written by no other than, Dianne Mandal herself.
She knows that she cannot be compared to famous writers who have written a dozens of novels or have sold a million copies. She admits that she is not any of that. She only wishes that her story be read first, before people start criticizing it just by knowing it is self-published. “Yes, it’s completely out of my league, I’m inexperienced, and I’m not J.K. Rowling. They have to give me this chance, though. Ylian may not be a wizard, but she is definitely different. She’s already dead by the way. That’s how she’s unique and that’s why it has that title.”
news.yahoo.com: In David Wellington’s supernatural novel “Frostbite,” hiker Cheyenne Clark is lost in the Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic. She narrowly escapes an attack by a ferocious wolf, though her ankle is severely clawed.
Hungry and alone in the wilderness, she comes across an eccentric man named Dzo, who takes her to his friend’s cabin. Montgomery Powell isn’t very friendly. When he checks Chey’s wound, she discovers it has almost healed. She also notices similarities between Powell and her feral attacker.
I must say that this story is interesting! I’d like to see what happens with Chey. What do you think of this book? Would you read it?
Del Rey to publish Tolkien’s The Children of Hurin in paperback
sfscope.com: Senior Editor Betsy Mitchell at Del Rey has licensed mass market paperback rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Children of Húrin from Deborah Engel at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The mass market edition should be out in Summer 2010.
According to Del Rey’s David Moench, HMH’s hardcover edition “spent 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list… and was a trade paper Times bestseller as well, receiving rave reviews. It is the first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien since the posthumous Silmarillion was published in 1977.
www.parisstaronline.com: Lisa Gurney’s newly published novel is very dark, but her future as an author is indeed very bright. When the 19-year-old graduated from high school in June, the celebration was coupled with more good news that her novel was going to be published.
“My goal has always been to get a book published, but I didn’t now how to go about it,” said Gurney in an interview with The Paris Star. Since the third grade, Gurney has set her sights on writing. That dream was realized when she researched, and sought out, the expertise of Wingrove Press. After some editing, Gurney’s novel was off to print. It has been on the shelves since the beginning of this month and is available downtown at Green Heron Books.
This proves that if you set your mind on something and trust yourself it will happen. Congratulations to Lisa for her first book, good luck.