Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We were out, we got a copy and put it in the window, and the other day a fellow came in and bought The Dog of the South, also by Charles Portis, because that's what we had on the shelf, along with a book of poems by Gary Snyder, because that was among the many overflow books of poetry on the floor! I see that at Amazon, The Dog of the South is temporarily out of stock.
I love it that a movie remake of one novel might inspire interest in other books by the same author. In print!
I love movies. Have I ever mentioned here that I adore movies? I don't have any problem at all with movies, and sometimes I think the movie is even better than the book (Girl with...by Stieg Larsson, the Swedish film versions, being a case in point), though mostly it goes the other way....but I do love both film and book of To Kill a Mockingbird, that movie being my favorite of all times.
But I do love books in print. And out of print!
Since people have been going to see the remake of True Grit, please weigh in on 1) how you liked it 2) how it compares to the original film (if you saw that) 3) and/or how it compares to the book (if you read that).
I will confess that I saw the original film and liked it fine and did not even know at the time that it was based on a book.
Also, that I love the band Portishead, which is named for a town near Bristol, England and has nothing to do with Charles Portis.