In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?
Mine would be Ulysses by James Joyce. Sure it's a bit prententious, but it is also a wonderful read if you concentrate on the style and how it is put together. It is a very clever piece of writing - even if Joyce does know it!
What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?
Any of the Saint Germain books by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (yes, I'm mentioning them yet again) and they'd be wonderful lavish period dramas with the magic of the paranormal element thrown in. A perfect mix! At to casting, I find that a tough one as the lead man (Saint Germain) has to be handsome, charismatic, mysterious and possess an inner strength. I would go with Ralph Fiennes. Sure. he's not exactly the right height and build for the character, but I think he could get around that with his amazing presence on the screen.