Saturday, June 05, 2010

Cast This! "Scar Night"

The Film Experience book club is returning. Hell, I figure I'm turning the pages anyway. Reading is a great subway activity and we New Yorkers spend much time on subways. So why not hold those monthly weigh-ins with readers about 'who should play who?' in imaginary movie versions of novels. We've done this a few times in the past: the historical fantasy The Curse of Chalion, the corporate satire/drama Then We Came to the End and one play August: Osage County. The latter turned out to be one of the biggest comment threads ever (109!) at TFE .

So, the next selection will be Scar Night by Alan Campbell. I'm about a fifth of the way in and have already met enough interesting characters to make it a worthwhile casting discussion. So, if you like fantasy novels, pick it up and read this month. We'll discuss casting on Wednesday, June 30th. This is a debut novel which takes place in the chained city of Deepgate (it's a bit steampunk flavored) and stars two very different angels (the last of their kind), a sinister theocracy, and all sorts of secretive unsavory business and dark magic. An intriguing read so far.

We'll discuss casting on Wednesday, June 30th.

10 comments:

Volvagia said...

This feature isn't so regular. How about casting a Thomas Pynchon novel? (Probably not for a movie but instead, let's say, for a quick moving non-renewable 22 episode single season TV series. Cast Size: 80-200 characters.)

NATHANIEL R said...

i know i know. but i do read a book every month or so so i figured... let's try it again.

okinawaassault said...

My reading list! My reading list! I'm gonna stab myself.

NATHANIEL R said...

that's not advised unless you're a quick healing angel.

James T said...

I love the concept of the series but I am a lazy reader and I have yet to finish many other books but I would like to read the discussion.

To be honest I would prefer it to be a non-fantasy novel.

NATHANIEL R said...

well like i said. i'm reading it anyway. whoever wants to join me can ;)

Alex said...

I personally would love to see another play done sometime soon :)

adri said...

When I first saw the image I thought it was a cropped picture entitled Oscar Night. I thought. well this is a different take on Oscar awards. But, SCAR night, okay. Sounds interesting.

James T said...

It's obvious that Nathaniel's subconscious urged him to pick that book from the shelf :p

NATHANIEL R said...

it's true!