Thursday, October 1, 2009

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The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
Published by: McSweeney's
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 300 Pages
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The official patter:
"The Wild Things — based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can’t always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages."

On rare occasions books don't get released on Tuesday and this be one of them. This has got to be a first. Not only have they tried to take a simplified childrens classic and made it into a film but now a well respected writer has taken the screenplay and written a book loosely based on that adaptation. This is literally an adaptation of an adaptation and I am interested to see if it will succeed.

There will also be a fur covered edition...if you are so inclined...


I think I might wait to see the film of the Broadway play of the Eggers book of the Jonze film of the Sendak book.

I might have to try this one....Thanks for sharing!

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