As you know… Most movies start out as books.
So, as we near the summer movie time boom, you might want to stop by the Library for the real deal– the printed story 🙂
Are you eagerly awaiting to find out what happens with your fav NYC foursome– Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha? Well, once you’ve walked out of the movie theater and find yourself craving more girl time, Manolo Blahniks and… You might consider turning to another Candance Bushnell (Carrie herself!) novel– 4 Blondes.
“The mating habits of wealthy sex-, status-, and media-obsessed New Yorkers. These are people for whom a million or two does not make one rich, and who consider Louis Vuitton and Prada bare necessities. Janey Wilcox, for example, is a former model who each summer chooses a house in the Hamptons–or, rather, picks up a wealthy man with a pricey rental. With one movie in her past, her “lukewarm celebrity was established and she figured out pretty quickly that it could get her things and keep on getting them, as long as she maintained her standards.” Yet even Janey eventually realizes that what she’s getting isn’t exactly what she wants. Cecelia, on the other hand, has gotten the ultimate prize: a royal husband. Still, she finds herself descending into paranoia as the Manhattan media circus reports her every flaw. Then there’s Winnie Diekes, a high-powered magazine columnist whose marriage flounders as she pushes her unambitious husband to write the book that will make him–and her–famous” (Amazon.com review)
Fashion-obsessed mavens not your thing? Well, what about that new Julia Robert’s movie coming out– Eat, Pray, Love about writer Elizabeth Gilbert’s voyages (both physical and spiritual) after a messy divorce through Italy, India, Indonesia?
“Realizing that her marriage was over and that her life needed serious therapy, she headed to Rome to eat and flirt and enjoy. Satiated on gelato, olive oil, and pasta, she moved on to an ashram in India to practice yoga and meditation before finally traveling to Bali, where she finds new love. Honest, funny, and endearing, Gilbert learns about herself and how she wishes to inhabit the world” (Library Journal Review)
Gushy woman stories just not your thing? Maybe you’re craving some murder, mystery and suspense? Then you may want to check out the first of Stieg Larsson’s triology— The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
We know The Circle in Tulsa is showing the movie this weekend and the reviews have been impressive for both the movie and novel!
“Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family’s remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden’s dirty not-so-little secrets (as suggested by its original title, Men Who Hate Women), this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker. Hired by octogenarian industrialist Henrik Vanger, who wants to find out what happened to his beloved great-niece before he dies, the duo gradually uncover a festering morass of familial corruption—at the same time, Larsson skillfully bares some of the similar horrors that have left Salander such a marked woman. Larsson died in 2004, shortly after handing in the manuscripts for what will be his legacy” (Library Journal Review)