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Read The Beach, and liked it more than i expected.
How is his other work?
but I hate how people read it and say 'god yeah, it really makes me want to like, go to Thailand and smoke weed'. IT'S TOTALLY ANTI ALL OF THAT! Gah. I've never read anything else by him though, I'm interested too.
write the screenplay for 28 days later?
I saw the channel 4 programme about him/not about him involving some guys pretending to be him in order to get a book published in the states - very interesting it was too.
he is pally with Danny Boyle
It's so crap compared with The Book....
It's not even really the films fault.
to their books though, films that are better than the book anyone???????
he he, only joking
two to start
I didn't think it was any kind of masterpiece though. Well-worn themes run through a vividly described environment.
I like his style of writing a lot anyway - I've read both his others, The Tesseract and The Coma. Both odd.
The Tesseract is really good actually when I think about it.
The film of the Beach was just shite.
Shawshank is a wonderful film
Seriously i like really arty films, but rarely is a film as uplifting as shawshank made....
The Beach is an example of turning a film into a book while following:
The Hollywood Guide to Specially Ruining a Literary Work for the Silver Screen.
The fact that Danny Boyle did it just adds insult to injury. Disgusting...
is a much better book in my opinion but far more depressing and not really a 'proper' story but more a collection of character portraits. Still very good.
I heard some of the Coma book on Book at Bedtime on Radio 4 and thought it sounded interesting, a bit like Iain Banks' 'The Bridge'.
i'd definitely like to read it someday. i prefered the tesseract to the beach but i did like the quote from the beach where he said people travel to collect memories.
The Beach is one of those books that I read and made me think I could write a book too.
I haven't done it yet. Been busy.
that's what Dan Brown did and look how much worse the Da Vinci Code is.
The Beach is merely a page turner it's true, but it's definitely a very well-written one. (Stylistically I mean; plot-wise it's very average one.)
the beach is a good book. It is a lot better written than the Da Vinci Code although that is still a good story. The book is definately better than the film. I like the scene with the shark attack on the film though.
I could read the beach without wanting to pull my eyes out or weep at the state of the nation like the Da Vinci Code did.
The film was disappointing in comparison, but that could be to do with my dislike of old Leonardo.
It's just a rip off of Jacob's Ladder and other things like that basically.
the Da Vinci Code film will be a bit rubbish. I can't see it working.
with tom hanks is doomed to smug, self-satisfied failure.
I imagined the main character looking like Howard Moon off of The Mighty Boosh.
like a favourite uncle you just can't help but want to punch in the face? over and over and over again.
Is cinema at it's finest.
is an immediate '80's classic'
the coma. we did the beach at uni.
In a Uni essay on Neo Coloniolism.
And can't really see the Da Vinci comparison. I think every moneyed Gap Year wannabe should read The Beach. And who says Da Vinci won't work as a film? The book's practically a fim script, for crying out loud.
the main part was written for Harrison Ford, though, so Hanks is going to have trouble there.
he'd never play a grizzled yet undeniably attractive university professor who spends a lot of his time jetting around the globe recovering mystical artefacts and foiling international conspiracies. It's just too silly.
is great. It's true that it's a well worn plot, but it's very stylish and fast and best of all has a great, magnetic narrative by a lead character who is highly endearing despite being a complete cunt.
was that The Tesseract is well worth reading too. It's much less linear and requires more thought and effort but is all the better for it.