Driven and talented writer based in New York. Working on his first novel while keeping abreast of current affairs and interests by freelancing, reading, and movie-going.
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Before Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay for 'The Counselor', other novelists plied their trade in Hollywood as well.
Frank Caracciolo Aug 16, 2013
I share your passion for food and literature as well, Joe. I’ll have to go back and revisit some of these texts in light of your analysis.
I was wondering however, if you’ve read Ian McEwan’s ‘Saturday’? It features, in ravishing detail, the creation of a fish stew that sent me straight to the fish monger. McEwan has even featured the recipe on his personal website. Yet, the biggest draw, the one that struck me as sonorous, was when I read Adam Gopniks, wonderful look at McEwan, the fish stew, and its place in literature. Joe, I believe you’d absolutely dig Gopnik’s ‘The Table Comes First’. It’s more than about food and literature, but no sense in not expanding one’s palette, right?
Thanks for reading the article, Amelia.
I agree, Kavelier and Clay is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Yet, Chabon approaches Hollywood with more reproach and skepticism than most other writers would. It’s unfortunate. It’d surely be a benefit to see an original screenplay of his on the big screen.
Speaking of preciousness, have you read his article on Wes Anderson that he wrote for the New York Review of Books? Now, what a collaboration that would be!