Mark Lawson on prequels and sequels

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Mark Lawson on prequels and sequels

Postby David » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:25 pm

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Re: Mark Lawson on prequels and sequels

Postby pseud » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:55 am

do you have an opinion on this article, David? A lot of stuff was mentioned that I had never heard of (not so much the classics but the 'spinoffs'). Seems like this is a marriage of comic book story telling (using the same character over and over) and fan fiction. It seems to me (having never attempted this myself) that the hardest part would be to use the character in a more interesting way than Austen, Shakespeare, or any of the other authors had already done. Merely taking familiar characters and putting them in a new setting is rather uninteresting.
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Re: Mark Lawson on prequels and sequels

Postby David » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:01 pm

I'd forgotten about this, Caleb. Just browsed through it again. On the whole, I don't approve, but Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is brilliant, and I suspect that Wide Sargasso Sea is too. And The Name of the Rose is the best Sherlock Holmes pastiche I've ever read.
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