Monday, June 22, 2009

Ooooooooo.



I'm almost too scared to see this film because I liked the book so much. Sure the book got pretty sentimental at the end, but by the time I got there I was willing to forgive it anything.

16 comments:

Kerryn Angell said...

OMG. OMG. OMG.

I loved the book and when I heard they were making a movie I was very sceptical. Now, having seen the preview, I can't wait to see it!! I think there has been enough time since I read the book that if they change little things I won't really notice.

I'm sure this will be in the same league as The Notebook and P.S. I Love You.

Sustenance Scout said...

Ooooooo is so right, Rachael! Thanks for posting this! K.

fleance (aka TK Roxborogh) said...

sigh!
I'm going to go and re-read the book now.
one of my all time favourite love stories

a cat of impossible colour said...

Loved the book! I'll be interested to see how they handle it. It could go either way. Great cast, though - Eric Bana is delicious. :)

Damon said...

I can see the appeal of Eric Bana. But what's the appeal of the book for you, Rachael?

Rachael King said...

Damon - Great characters, an intriguing premise, complicated structure that works, and... I'm a sucker for all things time travel, so a literary novel with time travel at its core is a no-brainer for me! So what if it's sold a zillion copies and is considered 'middle-brow'. i loved it.

Rachael King said...

One of the great appeals of the Star Trek movie to me was the time travel aspect... and I was in hog heaven when Lost started jumping around in time... don't ask me where my obsession comes from as I couldn't tell you.

Damon said...

Thanks for the quick wrap-up, Rachael. And for the time-travel confession.

Which isn't a coincidence, actually. I travelled here from Regency England just to comment on your blog.

(Now where did I park my TARDIS?)

Melinda Szymanik said...

Sigh. Thank you for posting this up...

Gondal-girl said...

I read and enjoyed the book too, I think alot of us a suckers for that 'romantic' voice, though there were massive plot problems from memory, or more like continuity problems, which I am sure they fixed in the film, very Benjamin Button - ssque by the looks of things...also reminds me of Twilight - the love that transcends obstacles, even death/time travel/age itself....I wonder

green ink said...

My partner and I both loved the book and we're looking forward to the movie - but me more so than him, I think! Very rarely are movies as good as the book, I hope this will be an exception :D

Jason Gurley said...

Rachael -- just found this site and learned about your novel. Congratulations! Your story -- "Black Feet", I think it was called -- was always my favorite of those I was fortunate enough to publish all those years ago.

Ordering my copy of the book today. Can't wait to read it!

And just to keep my comment relevant: Loved Niffenegger's novel, and completely deflated by the movie trailer. I'm afraid they've done away with everything that I loved about the book.

Rachael King said...

Hi Jason! Nice to hear from you after all this time. My next novel is almost finished too. I have to say, the trailer looks schmaltzy, but I'm hoping that it's just the trailer - that they've focused one the Love Story aspect while the movie will keep some of the darkness of the novel.

What are you up to these days? How's the writing?

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Laini Taylor said...

Even though the insane slowness of my wireless connection right now is making the video not appear, I'm deducing that you're talking about Time Traveler's Wife! I too loved the book, and I like the cast, but I'm VERRRRRY skeptical! The trailer looks so Hollywood to me. That doesn't necessarily mean the movie will be, but I suspect so. I think I might still like it, but the tone feels off to me. Oh well. I have higher hopes for the The Lovely Bones, since that's Peter Jackson. I didn't love that book as much, though I did like it.

Laini Taylor said...

Oh, and the way he vanishes looks completely lame. Like, he's being erased by a big eraser. Whatever.