Friday, September 13, 2013

Follow Friday - Mitch Kapor Became a Millionaire by Designing Lotus 1-2-3

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. This week, for unknown reasons, Parajunkee has had to bow out of hosting, so there is only one featured blogger. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Fiction in Fiction in Fiction.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: It is up to you to do a Kickstarter campaign for your favorite book!!! Who are you casting for the main characters?

Most of my favorite books have been made into movies already: Dune has been made into both a tediously long movie and a much better pair of miniseries. Peter Jackson made the Lord of the Rings into a trilogy of quite good movies, and is currently beating The Hobbit to death in film form. George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire is currently dominating HBO's lineup with an excellent television series.

But some of my favorite books that has never been filmed (and probably never will be) are the books in Gene Wolfe's four volume series The Book of the New Sun consisting of The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, and The Citadel of the Autarch. For the most part, the story is the story of a single man, the torturer Severian, and as a result he is the only character who is in the entire tale. As a result the key casting choice is who should play Severian, and my pick for that role is Eric Schweig, who I believe would be perfect in the role. Because of the setting of the story and because of the role he plays, Severian must be a physically impressive man, and Schweig fits the bill perfectly. In my mind, when I read the Book of the New Sun (and the following story The Urth of the New Sun), I see Schweig in the part. He is the perfect actor for the role, and would be the foundation that you could build a brilliant cast around.

Go to previous Follow Friday: Jeanne Calment Was 122 Years Old When She Died
Go to subsequent Follow Friday: 124 Is an Untouchable Number

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  1. This book is new to me. I also don't know the actor. Thanks for sharing though. :D

    Old follower via bloglovin!

    Thoughts and Pens FF.

    1. @Charlotte Fiel: Well, given that the four books that make up the Book of the New Sun were published between 1980 and 1983, and Schweig's most famous role was playing Uncas in the 1992 movie Last of the Mohicans, it isn't that surprising to me when people aren't familiar with them.

  2. @Cary Cheyenne: Thanks for following!