Fuse #8 via Bookshelves of Doom has discovered that Mel Gibson may be filming Libba Bray's YA novel, A Great and Terrible Beauty. Ummm...Braveheart meets The Patriot meets Mad Max in Victorian England?
I listened to AGATB but ultimately decided I had not enjoyed the book, maybe it was the narrator. I've watched girls grab the sequel at book fairs though so I know it has a fan base. Maybe I need to read the sequel -- if I find the time.
I agree, AGATB has a fabulous cover.
BTW, did you know Mel had an uncredited role in the movie FairyTale: A True Story? I loved that movie. I do not remember Mel.
I also just discovered (I love the way things pop out at me on IMDB.com) another actor, Anton Lesser, had a small role in that movie. Lesser is the amazing, fantastic enthralling narrator for the recorded versions of Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart trilogy.