Good Reading : March 2018
fun facts Namingthenameless Max and the horses GOOD READING MARCH 2018 11 GREAT WRITERS’ QUOTES The original title of Where the Wild Things Are was Where the Wild Horses Are. When Sendak told his editor that the horse thing wasn’t going to work as he couldn’t draw horses, she responded, ‘Maurice, what can you draw?’ ‘Things,’ he answered. And what wonderful wild things he drew. U2 borrowed the title of chapter seven from the Lord of the Flies, ‘Shadows and Tall Trees’, as the final track name on their debut album, Boy. Gabriel García Márquez refuses to allow One Hundred Years of Solitude to be made into a film. Stick to your guns, Gabriel! True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. KURT VONNEGUT If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. The Ersatz Elevator by LEMONY SNICKET Australian children’s author Lilith Norman, author of Climb a Lonely Hill, has died, aged 90. A film of Jimmy Barnes’ memoir Working Class Boy will receive Screen Australia funding. Although the monster in Mary Shelley’s original novel, Frankenstein, is often called Frankenstein, Shelley never gives an actual name to the monster in the book. The monster does say to Victor Frankenstein, ‘I ought to be thy Adam’. Victor refers to his creation as creature, fiend, spectre, the demon, wretch, devil, thing, being and ogre. Boris Karloff did such a great performance as the monster in the 1930s film that maybe he should be named Boris. thumbs down thumbs thumbs up Seven The number of times Leo Tolstoy’s wife copied the 1400 page War and Peace by hand.