July 14th, 2005


Slash has universal appeal

From the Nip/Tuck DVD extra, show creator: "I wanted this to be a love story between two heterosexual men..."
From the Miracle DVD extra, director: "I think all the guys fell in love with each other, just like the Miracle team back in 1980 did..."

I've recently discovered the books co-written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I'd put them (Brimstone and Relic, anyway) in the sci-fi/thriller/mystery category.

You may remember a pretty awful movie from about 8 years ago called The Relic which is very loosely based on the book Relic. Hmm, is that why they changed the name? Because it's really more "loosely inspired by" than "based on". :P Yet they lifted jokes from the books word for word in certain scenes of the movie. Har har!

Anyway, my favourite thing about the books is Special Agent Pendergast, who's this deathly pale, Southern, cultured, refined, literate, intelligent gentleman with a mysterious family history and a taste for, umm, unusual cases. I'm a sucker for eccentric detective types.

Oh, there's this funny section on the authors' website where they post scathing reviews, and their responses:

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