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This is a review of Bel Canto, a 2001 novel written by American author Ann Patchett. It was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.This is a review of Bel Canto, a 2001 novel written by American author Ann Patchett.... more
Bored to Death’s Jonathan Ames - the show’s creator, writer and all around bossman, as opposed to lead character, also called Jonathan Ames - has been a prolific creator across many media. Not only is there the show there are comic books, essays, novels, stage shows, memoirs. What we’re most concerned with here though, I suppose, are his works for cinema.
Currently in post production is The Extra Man, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, and co-scripted by the directors and Ames. Coming up later, a possible picture based upon Ames’ comic strip The Alcoholic and a big screen version of Wake Up, Sir! that the novelist has written himself.
http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/11/16/jonathan-ames-scripting-adaptation-of-his-novel-wake-up-sir/Bored to Death’s Jonathan Ames - the show’s creator, writer and all around... more
The caption under the picture reads:
"The words highlighted above are the perfect summation of how I feel about my father. However, we are bound like a book, and I believe our words, like a novel, are already written. Read this post which is so dear to my heart and let me know your thoughts. I think anyone with a father can relate somehow to this piece. Maybe Ethers, you can give me SOME hope? If we keep using the book analogy...and the picture above....the page is not fully printed. Maybe there's time to add more text to it."
This is a blog that is so touching, so well-written and anyone with a parent can relate to. This is a must-read. Really. Unbelievable. The best post I've read in forever. I cried.The caption under the picture reads: "The words highlighted above are the... more
This week’s The Bender has a mixture of good and bad news. Some good news, Perry is back, Nintendo has a gang together to stop piracy, and the GameX convention is next week, the bad news, Perry is back, and the other Intern is out. Lots of great topics this week, hear Mike get angry his first time ever at you not supporting XNA games, download and enjoy
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Show Notes | Topics
Binge Gamer will be up at GameX !
Keep up with James Walker vs. Madden the Video Game!
RIP GamePro sites, Binge Gamer wishes you well
-Nintendo, 50+ Publishers Suing R4
-Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott Ends, Organizers Claim False Victory
-In Our Weekly Activision Hit Piece, They’re Now Taking Kurt Cobain YouTube Videos Down
-God is Dead, Rumble Massage “developer” makes $60,000 Off Xbox LIVE Indie Game
-Fifteen Year-Old Set on Fire Over $40 Gaming Debt
-Man Steals Xbox, Drives Into Lake During Getaway, Returns Xbox and Apologizes
-StarCraft Player Loses Internet Connection, Zerg-Rushes 15-year-old Girl
-No Shit, Sherlock: Bayonetta Developer Isn’t Gay
-The Elder Scrolls Gets a Novel in November; JW Weeps in Joy
-Failed Game Designer Says DLC is Akin to “Raping the Customer”
-Mill o’ Rumour: Forza 3 Leaked?!
-Get a USB SEGA Saturn Controller For $15 (Comes with PlaySEGA Service)
-Magna Carta 2 DLC Includes Cutscenes. F*****g CUTSCENES!
-Sony Announces 250GB PS3 Slim for $350
-GameInformer FAILS! Compares Call of Duty: Reflex to Call of Duty 4
-Xbox LIVE Twitter, Facebook Preview Sign-Ups Underway
-R.I.P. Captain Lou AlbanoThis week’s The Bender has a mixture of good and bad news. Some good news, Perry... more
How Do Muslim View the Elderly, Death, And the Afterlife ?
Please read the question and answer and then add your comment
Here is the development of many common questions about Islam and Muslims and their beliefs, customs and morals, and a lot of things different
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جزى الله خيراً كل من يساهم في النشر أو التعليق أو التقييم
عبدالله باصبرينHow Do Muslim View the Elderly, Death, And the Afterlife ? Please read the... more
Anyone who writes often will occasionally be hit with writer's block. It doesn't matter where you write: it could be a journal, a blog, or even stories and poems. We tend to hit that proverbial wall, and just get stuck. Here are some tips from Amir that can help you get past these times, and keep the words flowing.Anyone who writes often will occasionally be hit with writer's block. It... more
Nick Cave’s recently released novel, The Death Of Bunny Munro, has been released as an iPhone/iPod Touch App. The app features the entire novel in both an audiobook and text format along with video clips of Cave reading the book.Nick Cave’s recently released novel, The Death Of Bunny Munro, has been released... more
In The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, the most famous Italian novel, set in Lombardy occupied by Spain in 1600, Don Rodrigo is the bad guy. He prevents Renzo and Lucia from marrying threatening the town priest because he wants her as his concubine. In 2009 Italy Don Rodrigo triumphs and boss without anyone to object.In The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, the most famous Italian novel, set in Lombardy... more
Yann Martel, author of the bestselling book, Life of Pi, and winner of the Man Booker prize in 2002, has recently sold the rights to his third book. It was bought up at auction last month by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, the world’s largest publisher of consumer books.
So what's got people talking? In a nutshell,
"Like 'Life of Pi,' the new book is an allegory — this time, about the Holocaust — involving animals. It relates the story of an encounter between a famous writer and a taxidermist who is writing a play that features dialog between a donkey and a monkey imprinted on a shirt."
This complicated structure, combined with the high sticker price, is said to be the reason only three publishers bid on the novel. Yet even with its unorthodox structure, the currently untitled book (to be released sometime next year) is not without precedent.
"'I’ve noticed over the years of reading books on the Holocaust and seeing movies that it’s always represented in the same way, which is historical or social realism,' Mr. Martel, 46, said in a telephone interview from his home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 'I was thinking that it was interesting that you don’t have many imaginative takes on it, like George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ and its take on Stalinism.' Mr. Martel said that although there had been a few works like “Life is Beautiful” in film or the “Maus” books by Art Spiegelman that had been more metaphorical, artists were generally “fearful of letting the imagination loose on the Holocaust.”
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Booked Wants to Know:
Many believe that the domain of the artist, or the writer, is without boundaries. Nothing can escape art, and nothing is off-limits to the one who creates it, even the most painful or controversial components of human existence and human history. Books have the power to change the way people think, and can consequently be used as positive tools or weapons with deadly consequences.
That said, are the real world outcomes of a book the responsibility of the author? If an author writes a book that inspires world peace, do we praise her/him? If an author writes a book that inspires World War III, do we condemn her/him? At what juncture, if there is one, does a book cease to be the offspring of one author and become instead the offspring of humanity?
Book it, and tell us what You think.Yann Martel, author of the bestselling book, Life of Pi, and winner of the Man Booker... more
In the hands of Boom! Studios, Philip K. Dick’s classic novel is undergoing a graphic transformation that, in the words of editor Ian Brill, lacks definition: “We can’t settle on a term yet because nothing like this has been done in comics,” said Brill. “It is an experiment to combine text and pictures this way.”
The new adaptation will include the full text of the novel, as stipulated by Dick’s daughters who own the right to their fathers work through their company, Electric Shepherd Productions.
Excerpts from article:
“Famously adapted into the movie Blade Runner in 1982, Dick’s novel is fundamentally different in many ways. Brill said that they wanted to create a world unlike that of Blade Runner, which he describes as an ‘old future that has gone to seed,’ while Boom!'s Electric Sheep adaptation is ‘our world, decayed horribly.’ He added that there are no cool conveniences in their adaptation.
“The first issue of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? came out in July […]. Brill said the periodical series would likely be collected into hardcover volumes, four issues at a time. The series will be approximately 24 issues long.”
Booked Wants to Know:
It seems classic literature has been coming under the artist's brush/pen/palette lately. Graphic novels are growing in popularity. Comic books are having resurgence. Books are being adapted to movies more often than ever before. But as the line between "reading" and "viewing" becomes more and more blurred, we must consider the following -- Is this hybridization of artistic styles a beneficial thing? And to whom? Few would argue that innovation is bad, but are there unforeseen downfalls to this blending of genres and Medias. Or, perhaps, unforeseen benefits?In the hands of Boom! Studios, Philip K. Dick’s classic novel is undergoing a... more
Musician Nick Cave is prepping for the release of his second book due out next month. Cave will release the novel, entitled ‘The Death of Bunny Munro‘, on September 8. The forthcoming book is Cave’s first book since 1989’s ‘And the Ass Saw the Angel’.Musician Nick Cave is prepping for the release of his second book due out next month.... more
Staten Island, NY debuting author, Sandy Lo, article by Jodi Lee Reifer.
Our take: Readers will be enchanted with the characters and will start falling for them!!!Staten Island, NY debuting author, Sandy Lo, article by Jodi Lee Reifer. Our... more
Famous American author J.D. Salinger is suing to stop the release of a novel called “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye,”Famous American author J.D. Salinger is suing to stop the release of a novel called... more
Remember books? It's what people used to do with their time before video games were invented. The average book offered you about 20 hours of play and were portable, so could be used anywhere - the only downside is that they tended to be somewhat linear in nature, and graphics were predictably primitive.
Well the news now is that apparently a novel is being written based on the game Bioshock. I'm hoping it'll be better than the Doom novel I found at a second-hand book sale many years ago which was literally like playing the game: "I killed a demon and then I ran out of ammo... I needed to find another clip and the red keycard".Remember books? It's what people used to do with their time before video games... more
ApocaLust Now! or, Why Are So Many People Horny for Armageddon? or, Do Bugs in a Rug Going Up a Vacuum Cleaner Believe The Rapture(TM) is at Hand?
Why are so many people horny for Armageddon?
It doesn't matter how crazy your rationale is. If you claim that the world is going to end, people will believe it. If you're feeling especially randy, you can even name some specific and very near moment that humanity's doom will be sealed. Don’t worry when the time comes and goes and the end doesn’t arrive. Just revise your prophecy and the followers will be back, hungry for more of your apocalyptic visions.
[ ... more at link ... ]ApocaLust Now! or, Why Are So Many People Horny for Armageddon? or, Do Bugs in a Rug... more
Listen to the novel Where Did This Come From? Book 1 Part 1 is read by the author (Larry Nocella) and available as an audio podcast at the links below. Length of the podcast is approximately 24 minutes.
Ultimately only Book 1; parts 1, 2 and 3 will be released as podcasts, so to learn the fate of the Huapi tribe, jaded tour guide Nina Vasquez, her new friend Joe Vera and all the other characters, you'll have to read the full book. For now, enjoy the first part for free and hear what you're missing! Tell your friends!
To order the book in paper or Kindle eBook format from Amazon:
You can download the podcast through iTunes:
Or using any other podcast reader using this link:
http://www.larrynocella.com/podcasts/wdtcfreadingitunes2.xmlListen to the novel Where Did This Come From? Book 1 Part 1 is read by the author... more
This is my thank you video to Current.com!
They sent me some schwag and requested I do a video, so I did, working in a discussion about my novel, Where Did This Come From?
For more info, visit http://www.larrynocella.com/
Or to order the novel, go directly to Amazon.com:
It's a great fiction read with environmental and human rights themes! Try it.
This is my thank you video to Current.com! They sent me some schwag and requested... more
Starting in 2002, Spokane, Wash., journalist Sherry Jones toiled weekends on a racy historical novel about Aisha, the young wife of the prophet Muhammad. Ms. Jones learned Arabic, studied scholarly works about Aisha's life, and came to admire her protagonist as a woman of courage. When Random House bought her novel last year in a $100,000, two-book deal, she was ecstatic. This past spring, she began plans for an eight-city book tour after the Aug. 12 publication date of "The Jewel of Medina" -- a tale of lust, love and intrigue in the prophet's harem.
It's not going to happen: In May, Random House abruptly called off publication of the book. The series of events that torpedoed this novel are a window into how quickly fear stunts intelligent discourse about the Muslim world.
Random House feared the book would become a new "Satanic Verses," the Salman Rushdie novel of 1988 that led to death threats, riots and the murder of the book's Japanese translator, among other horrors. In an interview about Ms. Jones's novel, Thomas Perry, deputy publisher at Random House Publishing Group, said that it "disturbs us that we feel we cannot publish it right now." He said that after sending out advance copies of the novel, the company received "from credible and unrelated sources, cautionary advice not only that the publication of this book might be offensive to some in the Muslim community, but also that it could incite acts of violence by a small, radical segment."Starting in 2002, Spokane, Wash., journalist Sherry Jones toiled weekends on a racy... more
Producer Nick Wechsler has optioned screen rights to "Throttle," a 60-page novella written by father-son authors Stephen King and Joe Hill.
Wechsler used his own coin to option the tale.
The protags in the King-Hill novella are father-son members of a motorcycle gang that's chased through the desert by an 18-wheel tanker truck.The novella will be published in 2009 in "He Is Legend," an anthology dedicated to Richard Matheson, author of "I Am Legend."
"It has elements of iconic films like 'Duel' and 'Breakdown,' but with a horror element that I want to push," Wechsler said. Literary collaboration is the first between King and his son.
An adaptation of Hill's novel "Heart-Shaped Box" is moving toward production at Warner Bros. with a script by Neil Jordan. The studio is looking for a director. Meanwhile, Hill's graphic novel "Locke & Key" is being developed by Dimension.
Wechsler is still formulating his development strategy but is known for moving quickly to acquire material and then taking his time to find a studio to back it. He acquired Cormac McCarthy novel "The Road" long before it won the Pulitzer Prize. The John Hillcoat-directed film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron, will go out through Dimension Films on Nov. 26.
Wechsler is also in post-production on the Robert Schwentke-directed adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger novel "The Time Traveler's Wife," starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. New Line and Warner Bros. will release that film on Dec. 25.
The "Throttle" deal was brokered by Hotchkiss and Associates and the Michael Choate Agency.
Producer Nick Wechsler has optioned screen rights to "Throttle," a 60-page... more