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Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie!

Ten Books I’d like to see made into a Movie

Or in the case of some, rebooted now that CGI has gotten better.

10)Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1) Any novel by Christopher Moore, but friends and I believe that the most translatable and fun would be Blood Sucking Fiends. The first book I read by Moore, and seriously funny. The best take on vampires I’ve come across in a while. Jody is fantastic, and one of the strongest characters I’ve come across in a while. She’s vulnerable and makes a whole lot of mistakes but she’s badass and overall fucking awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)Dies The Fire By S.M. Stirling. Or better yet a series done by HBO. It’s got everything you could want in a series. Post Apocalypse survival, cannibalism, and it makes for a great ensemble cast. There is a show starting this fall call Revolution?  It has the same feeling but it’s got that so close/missed by a mile feel. Like someone read the trilogy and went wouldn’t this be cool but guns should still totally work. *facepalm* I hope that series is done well but I can’t help but draw parallels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Black Company The Black Company By Glen Cook

I would love to see this made into a movie. I just don’t know a director that could handle the subject matter eloquently. Perhaps Ridley Scott or Martin Scorsese. Both have handled similar subject matter in the past. And this someone low fantasy definitely dark fantasy could be interesting. These aren’t good characters, by any stretch, they can’t even be considered anti-heroes, but you do end up rooting for them in the book, and you really need that to carry across into film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Is there anyone out there who doesn’t want to see this made into a movie? It’s listed on IMDB as in development, but that means nothing. I’d really like to see a mini series for this or turn it into a series like GoT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Last Unicorn By Peter S. Beagle I loved the animated movie, and I was so excited to see they wanted to do a live action reboot. I’m sad to see that seems to have been shelved but I would still love to see a movie from this novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) The Ship Who Searched (Brainship, #3)

The Ship Who Searched By Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey

This is one of those books that just grabs you, and holds you, and never lets you go. It’s one of those novels that stay with you. I loved this book and would love to see it on the big screen but I’m scared they wouldn’t get it right.

 

 

 

 

 

4) Mort (Discworld, #4)

Mort By Terry Pratchett A novel about DEATH, and his assistant. It’s awesome, and I think it should be done, especially so we can meet Susan’s parents. Of all the novels with DEATH this is probably my faviourite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Skystone/ Camulod Chronicles by Jack White. Yes another adaptation of the Arthur myth, but this one is so detailed and so wide spread you could make a series out of this and get nine years out of it easily. There are a couple of books, I think Uther’s and Merlin’s that could realistically be combined as they’re POV’s crisscross over several key pieces. In all honesty though if they wanted to make just one movie, The Skystone would give them someone with a lot of interest and history and a nice bit of action.

 

 

 

 

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Please remake this into something approaching acceptable. The most recent retelling while a good action flick is not the story of Edmund Dantes. The movie is not supposed to have a happy ending, he’s seeking revenge, nothing more. He’s bitter, and angry and needs to carry this out. You don’t need to give him something happy, Edmund is beyond that emotion by the time he escapes. The only feeling he had for his fellow man was his love for the old prisoner, and *spoiler* once he died that part of Edmund died as well. It’s supposed to be tragic, and bitter, that is what makes the story so good.

 

 

 

1) Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic, #1)

Sailing to Sarantium/Lord of Emporers By Guy Gavriel Kay (Duology) Do you know how hard it is to pick just these two books from Kay’s works? I think these two would be the most visually stunning, has a lot of action and a nice cast of characters to pull from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it folks. Hopefully this will see me post more, but who knows. I waffle between having time to blog but nothing to blog about, and not having time but having a lot of things to blog about. Generally speaking I prefer option two.

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Honestly, I’ve been racking my brain for weird or wonderful acquisitions and I’m stumped. Usually I buy them, or get them from a friend. I have a few books I got from my grandfather’s attic, but I can’t for the life of me remember what they are. Crappy post is crappy. I’ll be sure to have something better for Day 6. . . I Hope.


Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantium Mosaic)

There are probably ones that are older, much older; namely though I acquired from my grandfather’s attic after he passed. But for longevity, I think this book actually tops most of them. I got it for Christmas the year it came out, from my aunt, Daphne. It’s perhaps one of my many favourites by Kay, although Tigana is number one.

It took me a while to sit down and curl up with this book, as usual with Kay’s works, I have to work through the prologue/first chapter to get to the meat of the novel. I think this is due to Kay’s habit of starting most of his novels off in a third person omniscient perspective. It’s the narrator voice, and while it does have it’s place, I need to push myself through it just so I can get into the character’s mind.

Crispin’s POV is wonderful and refreshing and funny. And I think he had a lot to do with why I loved this book so much. Once I finished it I went out and bought the follow-up Lord of Emperors immediately. I’ve read them three times, and I think next year they will end up on my TBR pile once more.

 

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Moby-Dick (Enriched Classics Series)

Two weeks before the beginning of grade five, we went school shopping. On break from looking through miles of pen aisles and Hilroy scribblers, we stopped in at Coles. I was looking through the displays at the front of the store and found a new section of pocket classics. They were these tiny versions of classic novels, all neat and perfect and thick enough to look intimidating. I don’t know why I picked up Moby Dick. I can’t even tell you, I think I just grabbed because mom said we were leaving and if I wanted something I had to pick fast. I brought it home, and forgot about it, it ended up in my bookshelf hiding under a few picture books I still had hanging around.

Grade five was the year of book reports, and I had no idea what to pick so when I got home I went through my bookshelf and Moby Dick fell out. It seemed cool. And hey, it was small, so it had to be short. Double bonus.

I know now it wasn’t a short book, nor was it a book I completely grasped at the time, but I did get swept away in the adventure of it. Ishmael intrigued me, but I was more interested in Queequeg,  I kept reading to find out more about him. And then Ahab started taking over the story, and I remember being so angry that was that stubborn to destroy himself and everyone in his path just to kill the way.

I can’t remember the book report I wrote for it, but I do seem to remember it fondly. Aside from a few scenes I largely forget the book. But I know I’ve never seen the movie, so what I do remember is completely from what little I remember when I read it, over 20 years ago.

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