Saturday, 7 May 2011

Taking on the masters ...

It was announced last week that William Heinemann is to publish a prequel to Puzo’s The Godfather series. This will be written by Ed Falco (who he?) and based on an unproduced Puzo screenplay. The book will be released next summer.

Last month we had Don Winslow taking on Trevanian’s superspy Nicolas Hel and later on this month we’ll have Jeffrey Deaver’s version of James Bond. (REALLY looking forward to that one.)

Proof of what we book lovers have known all along - ye cannae keep a good character down.

Here’s a question for you - which literary creation would you like to see being brought back to life and who do you think would be worthy of putting that character back on the page?


  1. ah, I've no idea.
    I always loved Kim Newman's ANNO DRACULA saga and was sad that it had just three parts.
    I bet most people would like reading new adventures of LORD OF THE RINGS saga.
    I think I would like it if someone would discover some lost works of Oscar Wilde, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, I'd read it immediately.

  2. I couldn't think of anyone either and yet every time a publishers comes away with news like this I'm left thinking, what a good idea!