April 10, 2009

Happy Good Friday; Let’s Go to the Movies

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(Thanks, Shelf Awareness, for this happy bit of news) —

Michael Chabon‘s first novel (and Olive Edition!), The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, has been made into a movie! With Peter Sarsgaard (one of my top celebrity boyfriends) playing the larger-than-life Cleveland, Mena Suvari as quirky Phlox, and Jon Foster as Art, Chabon’s story of post-graduation summer brims with debauchery, sex, drugs, friendships, and the requisite finding-thyself-in-the-world wandering all college graduates face, without being saccharine or sentimental. This book has more one-liners than anybody I’ve ever met in a bar. I would date this book if I could. That is, until Peter Sarsgaard starts returning my calls.

When I think about it, this also completes the trilogy of the other Olive Edition novels-to-movies – Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being stars pre-Daniel Planview Daniel Day Lewis, and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated features post-Frodo Elijah Wood.

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