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another book meme

Who am I to pass on a meme? Plus, I'm bored at work (when am I *not* bored at work?)

Gacked from bzzinglikeneon

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Her hair shone and her dark eyes glittered, and her bare legs gleamed golden in the sunlight.

She smiled. Will very nearly smiled in response, because he was so unused to the sweetness and gentleness a woman could put into a smile, and it unsettled him.

"You're Will", she said in that low, intoxicating voice.

-- The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

Doesn't that read like a romance novel instead of a children's fantasy? LOL   I read that the movie version of Pullman's Dark Materials Trilogy (of which The Amber Spyglass is book 3) is a go.  Nicole Kidman supposedly has been cast as one of the main characters -- the woman, Mrs Coulter, in the above quote.



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Aug. 12th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
Hmm...I've never read that series, but how intriguing that Nicole Kidman will be playing a part in a movie version. She is one of my favourite actors.
Aug. 12th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
I believe the article was in Entertainment Weekly. They've already mentioned how it could be "the next LOTR". Geez, the movie hasn't even been made yet!

Nicole Kidman is a really good choice. The character is described as very beautiful, cold, manipulative, etc. I think Kidman is a great fit.

The series has religious overtones and the Church -- called The Authority in the series -- is seen as the evil power that should be overthrown. I see controversy.
Aug. 12th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
"the next LOTR"? Well, that's a rather impossibly high standard to be reaching for, isn't it? I'll certainly keep my eyes open for it in the future.

And btw, that's a nice avi you have there... *smirk*
Aug. 16th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Agh! Am an idiot. Just restored my e-mail profile from my old machine, and promptly wiped out all the e-mails I'd received on the new one, including yours. Would you be so kind as to re-send? Thanks.
Aug. 16th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
DURR!!! That was me, above. Didn't realize I wasn't logged in. *facepalm*

Need to go to bed, stat.
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