Posts Tagged Guy Gavriel Kay
If you could see one book turned into the perfect movie–one that would capture everything you love, the characters, the look, the feel, the story–what book would you choose? …via Booking Through Thursday.
I would have to choose The Lions of Al’Rassan to be turned into a movie. The relationships between the three main characters are so complex – romantic and sad and funny. The book is already very visual, with the descriptions of the desert, and cities and towns.
I would want an infinite budget, so that they could film anywhere and everywhere. Cheap CGI is so annoying. The actors would need amazing chemistry with each other, so that you could see the attraction and the intelligence that’s described so well in the books.
Sailing to Sarantium and its sequel Lord of Emperors are constructed like a mosaic – glittering facets of characters and fragments of stories are embedded in an overarching panorama. Tones used in one scene deliberately echo other areas to emphasize their hidden connection. The brighter stand out more clearly against the dark, and formal strict portraits are juxtaposed against the life and beauty of individuals.
And, it’s fun to read. Luckily for YOU, the sequel is already available – if you like this I bet you’ll like them both.
Sailing to Sarantium comes in as my third-favourite of GGK’s novels. This is more of a ‘for-fun’ read for me than Lions or Tigana. Not quite as beautiful as Lions, not quite as tragic as Tigana.
February 12: GGK is among a group of writers donating essays and stories to an anthology in support of PEN Canada, which is part of the international group supporting writers forced into silence or persecuted around the world. The book is out on February 15 and the first advance review is here.
I am testing Press This – and discovering how little I know how to manipulate bookmarks in OS X. I think I finally, finally got it to work, if this particular post turns out successful
This book-review article is a stub. You can help improve the Book Buffet @bibliophage by posting a comment asking me to hurry up and review this book! 😉
Lord Of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay
the horse race – most awesome ever
Also my third-favourite fantasy by GGK. Fascinating historically, tragic, and can bring me to tears.