Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
Now a major film the cover says and it is to be released NZ-wide on Boxing Day. Last evening though I was privileged to be among a number of Allen & Unwin's book trade guests who were treated to a preview of the movie at Newmarket's classy Rialto complex. I can tell you that it is every bit as entertaining as the previous two films, and again is absolutely true to the book. The superb casting I have enthused about before but every aspect of this film is outstanding - the dialogue, the acting, the cinematography. This is Swedish movie-making at its very best and I can't help but wonder and worry about what Hollywood might do to Stieg Larrson's phenomenally successful Millenium trilogy when they start making their movie versions next year.
Don't miss this movie, and of course if you are one of the few people left in the world who haven't yet read the books then treat yourself to some outstanding holiday reading.