Sunday, November 06, 2005

Links and Stuff

  • Ever wonder what happens to your garbage? Wonder no more! Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage by Heather Rogers sounds like it is fascinating and stomach turning all at the same time. Read an excerpt and an interview.
  • The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks is going to be made into a movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin. I read the book when it first came out and I thought it pretty good. But it is short stories. Granted, they are linked stories, but there isn't a single plot. I am not excited about the movie, but I am curious as to how they could make the book into one. There is room for brilliance and disaster. Something tells me the odds are in favor of disaster.
  • The storySouth blog is keeping tabs on an interesting story. Author Brad Vice's first story collection, The Bear Bryant Funeral Train, won the Flannery O'Connor Award last year and was just published by the University of Georgia Press. One of the stories in the book is based on another book, Stars Fell on Alabama by Carl Carmer. When the U of Georgia Press found out about it, not only did they destroy the book, they also revoked Vice's prize. Now this seems a bit unfair to me. After all, Vice did not plagiarize. It is my understanding that what Vice did is perfectly legal. But intellectual property and copyright are huge issues right now. There's even two new books out on the subject.