Posts Tagged ‘Kenneth Oppel’

Our  next  book  club  meeting is November 12th from 4 to  5 and we  will be discussing Airborn by Kenneth  Oppel.

This is an exciting novel that take place in a world where airplanes were never invented. Instead people travel by airships — that are a cross between dirigibles and cruise ships. Matt, a cabin boy ,meets Kate , a passenger; who is determined to prove that her grandfather did discover a new animal. Matt is intrigued by Kate’s grandfather’s journal. However ship duties, chaperones, and pirates make the task more difficult and exciting.

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Not one, but two versions of John Milton’s Paradise Lost are in the works, according to SciFi Wire. One is in pre-production with an expected 2011 release date. The other is currently in development with a release date currently listed in 2012. I wonder which one will come out on top.

Philip K. Dick’s book, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said is headed for the big screen. It’s currently in development with a 2011 release date. So many of his books make really popular films. It will be interesting to see how this one comes out.

And finally, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is headed for the big screen and I can’t wait. I loved the book, so here’s hoping that they don’t screw it up. Done well it could be a steampunk tour de force for teens. It’s currently in pre-production with a 2011 release date.

…And that’s it for this book adaptation update.

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Do you like libraries? (Well, I’d hope so if you’re reading this, but anyway…)
Would you like to know what it’s like to work there in an amusing format?

Well, then you may enjoy Unshelved, a daily comic strip about life working in a library.

Sundays are reserved for book talks. Seriously! Check out the one for Airborn by Kenneth Oppel or A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.

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