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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

September 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM

A little autumn reading, for the movies

Yesterday, a nice orange Penguin edition of Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers” landed on my desk with a thump, and maybe it’s high time I finally read that book, what with the new movie version coming in October. While in Toronto, I found time for a little reading (well, you have to do something while waiting in line) and was happily surprised by Kaui Hart Hemmings’ “The Descendants,” the book on which Alexander Payne’s new movie (starring George Clooney, and very good) was based — a lovely, honest novel about a family in crisis. Other books coming to the screen this fall: Stephenie Meyer’s “Breaking Dawn” (and I’ve already noted what I think about THAT); John le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” (never read any le Carre; anyone out there a fan?); and Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (read it ages ago, liked it, really looking forward to the movie). Plus I’m finally catching up with Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian author who’s supposed to be the next Stieg Larsson. He’s written several crime novels featuring the detective Harry Hole (now how’s that for a hardboiled name?) and also wrote “Headhunters,” about a corporate recruiter who’s an art thief on the side. Saw the movie in Toronto and enjoyed it (it’ll be in theaters here probably sometime next year); just started the book and likewise enjoying.
So, as fall nears, what are you reading?

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