On the Shelf
James Bond’s Breakfast, and Other News
February 25, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Well, this is depressing: for fiscal reasons, a Tennessee post office has taken to tossing books that get returned to sender. Hopefully Dolly Parton, whose charity is involved, will intervene and make everything right.
Ten “unfilmable” books, made into films of varying quality.
Meanwhile, Penguin has been toting up the Oscar wins on adaptations of their titles, all of which are discounted. (The Shakespeares seem like cheating.)
If all that was old news to you, perhaps we can interest you in a literary Oscars quiz?
“Meticulous breakfast prep often signals violent tendencies.” On James Bond’s prandial fussiness and breakfast as character indicator in fiction.