I was debating with myself about books that have films and vice versa,to me I prefer the book to the film.The films do not kind of do justice to the book(s).
When films are made from books it seems kind of watered down,maybe its due to cost though,the budget.
I watched The girl who played with fire and it made me want to read the book,and I read all three and was hungry for more.
The Jack Reacher film though,I tried to keep an open mind but I just did not see Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher,I would have preferred Vin Diesel or The Rock or Dolph Lundgren but what do I know.
The film has not diminished my love for Lee Child’s novels though,I gather he will be coming to the Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate July 18.
Check out his website here and the website for the festival here.
Moving on,so after my introduction to Stieg Larsson and His Millenium Trilogy,I discovered Henning Mankell (and inspector Wallender) as part of my continuing foray into ‘Nordic Noir’ then I went on to Camilla Lackberg,Jo Nesbo etc.
I also read funny books,have you read The woman who stayed in bed for a year-Sue Townsend- or The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared-Jonas Jonasson-or the Girl who saved the King of Sweden also by Jonas Jonasson.The books were hilarious,I could not put them down.
I discovered Peter James and he has become one of my favourite authors, his books are set in Brighton,a town on the south coast of England,not to be confused with Brighton beach in New York.He has presented I think two of his novels as plays,Dead Simple is coming to Southend which is not too far from me,I just might go and see it,
Have you read Stuart Macbride? His books are to die for(excuse the pun) he has a wicked sense of humour,can’t wait for his next book.I learnt of him by chance,the evening standard was giving away his book- Cold Granite- outside London Victoria station,I read the first page and bam,there was no going back.
And my style is rush out and buy or borrow(not beg or steal)any others written by a particular author.I normally like to keep the mood,read all available books and then wait for the latest one.
I normally read online(e-library) or borrow from my local library,I also buy from WHSmith,Waterstones or from The Works or even charity shops.
Have I mentioned my Nook?it was very useful while it lasted which wasn’t for long so I will be purchasing a Kindle reader to read my purchased books on,what do you prefer,books or e-readers?
We will talk about festivals and more crime authors next.