Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Books into Movies

October brought more movies based on books. Whether you have seen the movies or are hoping to, pick up the book. The stories are even more captivating in print.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young.

A British journalist offers a hilarious account of the five years he spent looking for love in all the wrong places and steadily working his way down the New York food chain, from glossy magazine editor to crash-test dummy for interactive sex toys.

Body of Lies by David Ignatius.

Roger Ferris is one of the CIA\'s soldiers in the war on terrorism. He has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission -- to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as \'Suleiman\'. Ferris\'s plan for getting inside Suleiman\'s tent is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II : he literally prepares a body of lies, the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! Bill Murray lovers and dystopian novel fans will love this. Although it is written as a children's book, the story will keep an adult's attention.

Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
A motherless Lily leaves her home in 1964 South Carolina with her caretaker, Rosaleen, who was beaten and jailed by town racists. This is the story of their journey as Lily seeks to fill the longing for the love she missed from her mother. Secret Life of Bees is a remarkable story about mothers and daughters and the women in our lives who become our true mothers.

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