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Monday, 23 June 2014

EYM - The last book I read is ...

The Express Yourself Meme (EYM) is a weekly blog hop run by Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests. Each month they post a Gadget with a question/task for each week in the month. Participants then answer the question in a post during the correct week.

There is a list of the participants at the bottom of this post.

This week's question/task:
What's the last book you read?

The last book I read, well am still reading actually is The Fog by Dennis Etchison. It is the novelisation of the film The Fog by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and I love it.

The Fog is one of those movies that always manages to give me the willies when I watch it and the book is just as good. What I like about reading the book is that because of the media there is much more of an insight into what the characters are thinking. It brings even more depth to the story.

The prose is sharp and well executed, the plot is great and the characters are nicely developed without being stodgy.

I had been looking for the book for years without really knowing how to get my hands on it. Every time I searched for it I just got hits for James Herbert's The Fog, which is an entirely different book :). I finally managed to find it because some kind soul had mentioned the novelisation on the wiki page for the film so I found out who actually wrote it.

Since the new price is £60 and up I can only assume it's out of print. I managed to get a second hand copy for just over a pound with P&P on top, but looks like I was lucky.

4 comments:

  1. That movie is very 70's and very scary - does the book have the same feel?

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  2. I've never seen The Fog and probably won't. I'm a horror movie wuss. But I could read the book and be fine. Weird how that works for me.

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  3. Oooh, nothing like an older book. Congrats on the great find. :)

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