I started reading Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men today and am so far enjoying it immensely. Some people are McCarthy fans and some aren’t, obviously I am. This is the third book of his that I will have read this year. He has rapidly become one of my favorite authors. It is another extremely violent tale, you normally don’t find a story like this written so well. As most of you probably already know it will be released as a Coen Brothers directed movie in November.
I have also begun reading The Golden Compass this week, which is also being released as a movie this December. It seems fairly complex for a Young Adult book, much more so than the Harry Potter novels. I’m almost a third of the way into it but am just now starting to get somewhat of a grasp on the story. Of course there are two more books in the series to flesh things out so I’m not surprised that I haven’t yet reached the meat of the story. I am starting to get caught up in it now that things are starting to move. I feel like my reading of these books has been a long time coming. I first heard about them a few years ago and thought I might like to read them but then forgot about them until I heard about the movie. I’m hoping the movie will be well reviewed.
Atonement by Ian McEwan has also been adapted and is receiving rave reviews. It has so far seen release in the UK but won’t reach the U.S. until December where it will be limited. If you enjoyed the book you might want to check this one out. Unfortunately, only Keira Knightley’s skeleton was present for the filming of her role, I suppose the rest of her was busy with other films.