Ten Books That Changed My Life

Ten Books That Changed My Life

This post originally started out on Facebook when I was tagged in a similar post by my friend Dana and asked to name the 10 books that changed my life. As I created my list and kept finding I was giving longer and longer reasons so the list got copied here and will be found below the break.

Before I start the list I feel I should define what I mean by Books That Changed My Life. For me, the books listed below have had the same effect as a gateway drug opening up new authors, style of writing or genres to me. Many books on this list won’t be a surprise to anyone who looks at this list on a regular basis.

Finally, the list is roughly in time order from my childhood, however, as I didn’t note down exactly when I first read them please excuse any mistakes. The ten books are:

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Films That Will Never Happen #1 – White Jazz

Originally Published on the 23rd of February 2010 on my Blogger Account. This post has since been edited.

white jazzThe other week I finished reading White Jazz by James Ellroy. It goes without saying it was amazing – I believe Ellroy is one of the greatest living author – but it was also a little bit sad. Back in 2006 Warner Independent Pictures announced they were making a film of White Jazz. It was going to be directed by Joe Carnahan, director of Narc, Smoking Aces and the New A-Team film, with George Clooney and Chris Pine starring.

However, as of writing this movie is no longer in production. It’s stars have moved on with Chris Pine now filming Star Trek and the promise of being the next big thing in Hollywood while George Clooney has left because other films got in the way.

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Review of Hollywoodland

Review of HollywoodlandIt has been a couple of weeks since certain areas of the Internet melted down when the news that Ben Affleck had been cast as Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel. Therefore this is a great time to look at the time Affleck played Superman, well kind of, in the movie Hollywoodland.

The film tells the story of the death and life of George Reeves who played Superman in the 1950s. When he is found dead in this house from suicide, Private Eye Lewis Simo, a fictional character played by Adrien Brody, is hired by Reeves mother to find out the truth. Find out why below the break

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