Many people will be familiar with the woolly jumpers of The Killing’s Sarah Lund, and this week sees the release of the book version of the first season of the TV programme.
My copy is on the way from an amazon depot somewhere in theUK, and therefore I have yet to read how bestselling author David Hewson, has transferred many hours of TV into the book. One thing I do know however is that it is by no means a straightforward transfer, and the reader can expect a few interesting differences to the TV series.
Second up is another “adaptation” from David Hewson. This time it’s an adaptation of an audiobook.
The audiobook of Macbeth written by David Hewson and A J Hartley and narrated by Alan Cumming was released in June last year, and is a complete recreation of the original Shakespeare tale. Here’s what I said about the audiobook:
This retelling of the tale by David Hewson and A J Hartley is just simply amazing. Bringing a new depth to the story, this is no repeating the original Shakespeare but an inspired reworking, incredibly bought to life by the vocal talents of Alan Cumming.
Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, King Duncan and The Witches are all brought vividly to life.
The writing is amazing and the narration is one of the best that I have heard on audible.
If you think Shakespeare is too stuffy or full of flowery words then this interpretation will give you a new appreciation of classic literature bought up to date by modern audiobooks.
Now this audiobook comes to you as a novel. Confused? Well ultimately this is the book of the audio, which is not Shakespeare.
Finally there is Kim Stanley Robinson’s, 2312.
Now I have to admit here, that I know virtually nothing about this at all, other than it has been written by one of my all time favourite authors, and I preordered it months ago. Here’s some of the publicity:
The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity’s only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present and its future.
The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.
All will arrive this week, my biggest problem; which one to read first!