September 28, 2006

Brave Men Run

I’ve been in touch with Matt Selznick and we traded books. I finished Brave Men Run last night.

brave men run

A great read, a real page turner. This is not an insult: it should be a TV show or movie. That’s been leveled at North of Sunset once or twice. People say they like it but also say, “I kept thinking: movie” which is sort of like saying it’s not weighty enough to be a novel. But…I thought the same thing when reading BMR: geeks with superpowers, how superpowers set some people apart from others, would make a good movie or TV show. It reads at that kind of pace. It should get bought by a young adult publisher, but that might be insulting too. Shouldn’t be a problem, they teach Catcher in the Rye in high school. This book could be a bestseller.

2 comments:

kristopher young said...

Totally agree about Brave Men Run. It felt like it could go far - with room for sequels and backstory and graphic novels... it's just an open door to a whole superhero-like world - in the manner of J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars (a comic). And of course, Brave Men Run will strike a chord with anyone who grew up in the 80's or has flipped open a comic book. Worth your time.

MWS Media said...

Thanks, Henry -- thanks Kristopher! I would love to see BMR as an ongoing television series... of course, now that there's "Heroes," the window may be closed (or open wider than ever!)

Producers... are you reading..?

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