Just like I said in the previous post, one reason that I finally started reading “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” was the fact that the movie starring Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson started playing here in the Philippines early last week.
Will this movie adaptation, written and directed by Chbosky himself, end up leaving me with mixed feelings, in the same way the book did? Or will I end up eating crow and find myself thoroughly charmed by this movie, in much the same way a lot of crtics seem to be?
I couldn’t find a book trailer of “Perks” that I liked.
I bought my copy of “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” last year, mainly because everybody and their closest relation were telling me that it was such a great book that would totally change my life.
However, I never really got around to reading it until a couple of days ago, and it was only really spurred on by the release of the book’s movie adaptation. And partly by that photoshoot from Out Magazine.
So. Did “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” prove to be a life-changing experience for me? Or would I have been better off not picking up this book in the first place?
Watch thinking man’s porn star Stoya have an orgasm while reading Supervert’s “Necrophilia Variations”
I’ve been so remiss about blogging lately, that I haven’t told you guys about the great big Filipino Readercon happening at the Filipinas Heritage Library tomorrow. I’ll be there; you guys should check it out as well! (Source)
Jeffrey Eugenides and Junot Diaz do some historical cosplay for a Vogue spread on Edith Wharton. (Source)
I’m not really familiar with DC Pierson’s work, but he sure showed ” ? Idiot America ~ ???????x ?” that it’s a bad idea to outsource your summer reading to the internet. (Source)
The Guardian has an article compiling 20 irrefutable theories of book cover design. One of them involves kittens. (Source)
I haven’t read Yann Martel’s “Life of Pi” yet, but I’m sure a lot of you guys have. If you’re in the vicinity of the New York film festival, Ang Lee’s movie adaptation of the book is set to open it. (Source)
And since we’re “in” New York, here’s a cute little thing about New York bookstores from the New York Times. Say New York one more time. New York. (Source)
Self-publishing is all the rage these days, especially after E.L. James and Amanda Hocking, so the New York Times has compiled a handy list of the advantages and disadvantages that come with doing it your way. (Source)
Former reality show star and New York Times bestselling author *sigh* Lauren Conrad got a lot of people riled up after she put up a video on her Youtube channel of her slicing up copies of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for a craft project. She’s since taken the video down, but on the internet, everything lives forever. (Source 1, Source 2, Source 3)
What does Lemony Snicket have to say about all this then? I quote:
“It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence. What a relief it is to see this documented.”
Finally, Out Magazine has an interview with Stephen Chbosky, Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman, and Johnny Simmons regarding the big screen adaptation of Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being A Wallflower”. Ezra Miller comes out as queer in it, if any one of you is interested. Because I know I am. (Source)
And don’t even front that you don’t want to see the photos, which you can find under the cut.
Any Jonathan Safran Foer fans? Here’s the trailer for the movie adaptation of his second novel, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. I liked the book, even if some parts were a little gimmicky, but this trailer kind of looks “meh” to me.
Other big news over the week: Amazon’s announcement regarding its new line of Kindle devices. Any of you interested in getting either the eInk Kindle, the Kindle Touch, the Kindle Touch 3G or the $199 Kindle Fire tablet? (Source 1, Source 2)
I used to read “Asterix” comics when I was a little Bosconian. Today I found out that I am old enough to remember when both of the creators of “Asterix” were still around. (Source)
Guy steals Kingsley Amis, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot manuscripts to get psychological help in prison. I’d say mission accomplished. Or something (Source)
Over the past week, one thing that got the comic book blogs buzzing was the reboots of Starfire and Catwoman from the DC comics universe. Several fans objected to the objectification (no pun intended) both the female characters underwent in their reboots. As I am not a regular DC reader, would anyone care to comment if the objections do have merit? Because from what I’ve seen it really seems that they do. (Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, Source 4)
Finally, under the cut you’ll find some of the character posters from the new “The Three Musketeers” adaptation.
So last week, Summit Entertainment came out with its first trailer for Paul Anderson’s “The Three Musketeers IN 3D” (Emphasis mine) and it looks like a right mess. Slow motion musketeering (That is totally a legit word, shut up), Milla Jovovich’s Lady de Winter being all Alice from Resident Evil in the wrong era, and A FLYING SHIP. I mean, WAT EVEN.
If it weren’t for the fact that Orlando Bloom is in it, I wouldn’t even be mildly interested. I may watch it on October 14.
And as it turns out, it’s not the only book to movie adaptation coming out in the following months. Twelve book to movie adaptations are coming out this year, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at all of them and see which one is going to crush your book reading experience forever. Continue reading Book to movie EXTRAVAGANZA!→
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