Your week in books#20

  • 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.

I wanna play with his pointy, evil moustache.

 

I wonder what it says about me that I like looking at a teenager in a leather outfit. Probably not very good things. I am sad.
I'm much more interested as to whether he's gay or not.*
I only began to find him attractive when I started watching 'Spooks'.
Pullo!
I will admit to a fondness for Milla Jovovich and her craziness.
I'm curious as to how he'll attack this role.
He's forever Le Chiffre to me.

* You can find the story on Luke Evans’ amazing disappearing sexual orientation here.

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