Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?
Yes, quite a few times actually. It’s mainly when the main character is being particularly annoying, so I just want them to be defeated in a dramatic showdown out of spite. I’m nice like that. Annoyingly, I can’t think of any example except for Wuthering Heights where I honest-to-God wished a nuclear explosion would kill every character in it.
Other than that, I’m pretty traditional – I like my good guys to ride off into the sunset and the bad guys to lie sprawled in the dust with their black hat knocked off.
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Books to Television: Which books would you love to see made into a TV series? Or a movie?
If you asked me last year, I’d have said The Hobbit. I can’t believe it’s taken them so long to make a start on it and I adored Lotr, book and film. But hey, they’re finally doing it, so I guess I’ll have to pick something else.
Let’s see… The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks maybe. It’s about a wetboy who struggles with personal ghosts and the invasion of his Kingdom. I reviewed the second book, Shadow’s Edge, here last week. They would make an awesome film. Or three films, most likely. There’s action, romance, a fast-moving plot and great characters.
Perhaps Mortal Engines and the sequels by Philip Reeve. They’re steampunky YA, featuring cities on wheels, explosions and robots. Again, I think it would work better as a film rather than a TV show, and it require an awful lot of CGI, but if they did it properly, it would be amazing.