Friday, July 17, 2009

Just Arrived: Sic by Brin Friesen

So, I just finished reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, but I decided not to review it because I figure pretty much everyone on the planet (except me, until now) has already read it and/or seen the movie, yes? I really liked the book though and finished it in only two days despite its length (almost 700 pages!). I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, even though I know it won't be nearly as good as the book (they never are!). Plus, Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon just doesn't do it for me, but whatever. I'm not a casting director, am I?

Instead, I wanted to introduce you all to my next book, which is Sic by Brin Friesen. I wasn't able to find the book on Amazon, but you can get information about ordering it here. The book is a debut novel published by and/or press in 2006. As with many of my recent books, I first heard about this one on The Nervous Breakdown, when Friesen put up a post giving the background of the novel, which is "about the the young boy, Jasper Finch, and his vicious junior high school years." Friesen's post gives a more detailed account of what the book is about, saying the book is based on a particularly horrible day he had in junior high where he was jumped by several boys. However, the lead up to that awful day is a story of love and longing, which only came full-circle for the author once he was an adult. Having read several of Friesen's posts on The Nervous Breakdown, I'm really looking forward to digging into his book.

4 comments:

Lezlie said...

While I thought The Da Vinci Code was just kind of fun, I really loved Angels and Demons. I haven't seen either movie. The books were fine on their own, especially A&D. :-)

Lezlie

Becca said...

You know, I'm not sure which one I like better because I read The Da Vinci Code so long ago. I remember it keeping my attention just as well as Angels and Demons though. They really are good books, I don't care what anyone says!

Chason said...

I really liked "Angels and Demons." I thought it was better than "The Da Vinci Code." I haven't seen the movie yet - will see it on DVD. I agree with your assessment of the decision to cast Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. I could see somebody like Liam Neeson in the role. Just somebody who is professorial. Maybe Anthony Hopkins, though he's probably too old for the role.

Serena said...

I've read and seen the Da Vinci Code...but I have yet to read Angels & Demons or see the movie. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie.