Thursday, June 20, 2013

Booking Through Nightmare Cast/From The Review Pile (56)

btt buttonAnd, the reverse–which actors have been particularly badly cast in roles of characters you first met in the pages of a book? Do you blame the actors or the writers and other film-people for the failure? Who would you have cast instead?

Ewan McGregor as the ghost in The Ghost Writer (The Ghost by Robert Harris). His performance was wooden and extremely dull. The initial choice of Nicholas Cage would have been better. 

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From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday. The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review. (or any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

Here I go, showcasing...... 

The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards
ISBN: 9781464201073
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press/2013
Pages: 276


Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England’s Lake District, each time on Hallowe’en. Just before the First World War, a young woman’s corpse was found, with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Her ghost – the Faceless Woman – is said to walk through Ravenbank on Hallowe-en. Five years ago, another woman, Katya Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to hide her injuries.

Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases, and wonders whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes. He spends Hallowe’en at a party in Ravenbank – only to find death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once more, the victim is a woman, once more her damaged face is shrouded from view.

3 comments:

Vilia said...

I agree. Nicholas Cage is capable of diversity. Did you ever see him in 'Raising Arizona'? It's from the late 1980s but is very funny and he just shines.

blueeggbooks said...

I love Nic Cage!! I've never seen the movie but on the whole, I'd imagine Cage would be a better choice than Gregor.

Hazel Ceej said...

A commenter on my BTT post said "isn't McGregor always miscast?"

Hazel