Sunday, August 05, 2007

Weekend review

We just saw The Bourne Ultimatum. Very enjoyable. If you are a fan of the series, I recommend it heartily.

They gave away one of the best moments of the movie in the trailer, which was irksome, but as Treebeard says, in a choice between marketing and art, art loses every time.

Watching Jason Bourne on his quest reminded me again of the Jimmy Coates novels by Joe Craig. Both Bourne and Jimmy are creations of a secret government agency that is willing to use them to nefarious ends. They are both in search of their history and trying to come to terms with their past.

I have a sibling who is a high school principal, God bless him. Another happy note this weekend was the discovery that "Principal Blandsworth" has read both Maude March books this summer, is listening to The Thief Lord while he works on his high school's "master schedule", and uses Jack Gantos's Hole in My Life as a cautionary tale in his work. He asked for some more good audiobook suggestions!

He is so awesome.


Unknown said...

Can't wait to see The Bourne Ultimatum. My hubby and I have really enjoyed the series.

I've never heard about the Jimmy Coates series. I'll have to check it out. Is the writing good?

Gotta love brothers, don't ya?

Camille said...

I love Jimmy Coates! Craig has three books out in the UK but only the first two are available currently in the US. They are a good pick if you like Alex Rider!

Anonymous said...

I love Jimmy Coates, too -- and Joe Craig is super-de-dooper wonderful.

Joe said...

Hello! How wonderful to be mentioned here again, and particularly in connection with the Bourne series - certainly a major point of inspiration behind Jimmy Coates. (I can't wait to see 'Ultimatum' either.)
So thank you for the lovely comments!
I'm still a BookMoot fan. I've been checking in regularly while I write the fifth Jimmy Coates book.
Keep up the great work!