Good Reading : March 2006
At the movie Film-goers will no doubt flock to cinemas wh Sony Pictures releases The Da Vinci Code in M this year. Starring Tom Hanks and based on the phenom enal bestseller by Dan Brown, it looks to be a sure fire h for 2006. Later this year will see the film adaptation o Augusten Bur roughs’s memoir Running with Scissors – th story of his extraordinary childhood featuring his bipola poet mother, his alcoholic father, a wild adoptive house- hold, an electroshock-therapy machine, drugs and more ‘Nip/Tuck’ creator Ryan Murphy directed and wrote the screenplay for this adaptation, which will star Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening and Brian Cox. book trivia Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don’t we also write them for employ- ment in the household? For one that is read from start to finish, thousands are leafed through, other thousands lie motionless, others are jammed against mouseholes, thrown at rats, others stood on, sat on, drummed on, have gingerbread baked on them or are used to light pipes. GC Lichtenberg, Aphorisms 1765-1799 ������ ���� �������� ��� ������� ���������� � ����������� ��������� �� ���� ���� ������������������ � ���� ������� ������� �� ��� �������� ✽ ������ �� ���� ��� ����� ������ ✽ ������ ����� ����� ��� ������ ✽ �� ��� ����� ✽ �� ���� ���� ���� ���� � ��� ���� ���� ������ ������ � ��� ������� ����� ���� ���� ������� Captive audience The Red Room Company, which creates poetry-inspired projects by young, new and emerging Australian writers, has come up with a novel way of reaching readers. April sees the launch of their latest project Toilet Doors, illustrated poem posters. They have commis- sioned visual designers and poets to come up with a range of posters featuring their work, which will be placed on the back of toilet doors in QANTAS domestic terminals and Greater Union cinemas. Bestsellers 1 The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Manny Noakes & Peter Clifton Penguin $29.95 2 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden Vintage $23.95 3 Spotless Shannon Lush & Jennifer Fleming ABC $19.95 4 Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children’s Edition J.K. Rowling Bloomsbury $45.00 5 The Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis HarperCollins $39.95 6 A Million Little Pieces James Frey John Mur ray $22.95 7 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis HarperCollins $16.95 8 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown Corgi $19.95 9 Whitethorn Bryce Courtenay Viking $49.95 10 Angels and Demons Dan Brown Corgi $19.95 11 Trace Patricia Cornwell Time Warner $19.95 12 The Broker John Grisham Arrow $19.95 13 False Impression Jeffrey Archer Macmillan $49.95 14 Forever Odd Dean R. Koontz HarperCollins $29.95 15 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne David Fickling $29.95 © Nielsen BookScan 2006. Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide.