Good Reading : August 2010
12 goodreading ı AUGUST 2010 ' ' SECRET ARCHIVES REVEALED The Vatican is now allowing small tour groups into the city's secret archives in an attempt to dismiss the public's misconceptions created by Dan Brown's Angels & Demons. In the novel, Brown depicts the archives as being a high-tech fortress with bulletproof glass and the latest anti-theft technology. In reality, the archives are nothing like their fictional counterpart, with millions of historical documents housed in an underground concrete bunker. Documents include cor respondence between the Vatican and some of history's famous and infamous characters: Adolf Hitler, Queen Elizabeth I and Michelangelo. book trivia Cartoon © 2005 Jonny Hawkins | Book Trivia compiled and written by Lizzie Riley. Answers: 1. The Shadow of the Wind 2. Jean Rhys 3. False 4. The House of the Spirits 5. True 6. Gabriel García Márquez 7. Pablo Neruda 1. What novel, originally written in Spanish, follows young Daniel as he tries to unravel the mysterious life of author Julian Carax? 2. Who was the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, a controversial prequel to Jane Eyre? 3. True or false: Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was originally published in Russian. 4. What is the title of Isabel Allende's debut novel that follows the Trueba family? 5. True or false: The 'Harry Potter' series has been translated into 'American English'. 6. Who wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude? 7. Which Chilean poet wrote the collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair? Quote of the month 'Fiction is Truth in another shape, and gives as close embraces.' Leigh Hunt DEMI TO BARE ALL Hollywood actress and poster girl for the ‘cougar’ craze, Demi Moore, has announced she will be penning a tell-all autobiography. Moore has kept intimate journals for over 30 years and plans to use these as the basis for her memoir. The book is rumoured to cover juicy topics like her troubled relationship with her mother, as well as her marriages to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher. HarperCollins reportedly paid US$2 million for the memoir, which will be published in 2012. CLICK CLACK MOO Classic children’s cture book Click ack Moo, written Doreen Cronin d illustrated Betsy Lewin, has been turned into a musical by Theatreworks USA. The award-winning story is about a group of cows who find an old typewriter and start leaving Farmer Brown messages, protesting their working conditions. The musical has been successfully touring around the US for the past year – let’s hope it makes its way here! LARSSON MANUSCRIPTS DISCOVERED The National Library of Sweden has acquired two unpublished manuscripts written by the late Stieg Larsson. Larsson, whose ‘Millennium Trilogy’ has become a worldwide bestselling phenomenon, wrote the two science-fiction stories when he was a teenager, and submitted them to Jules Verne magazine, which rejected them for publication. The library recently discovered the stories in a collection of archived material donated by the magazine.