Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Herman Wouk's New Novel, "The Lawgiver", Published 65 Years After His Firsty

10 copies, 8 holds in LINKcat
No Caine Mutiny

At 97. He has a Book (or 2) Left.  (The New York Times, 11/12/2012)

Excerpt: Mr. Wouk’s satirical (and accurate) depiction of Hollywood’s bizarre ins and outs is merciless, with producers of the Moses movie urgently demanding that Margolit “please keep God’s lines short and few.” 

Mr. Wouk said last week, “I’ve sort of been through the movie mill, you might say,” noting that his house was once owned by Natalie Wood, who starred in the 1958 movie version of “Marjorie Morningstar.” Although he praised Humphrey Bogart’s performance in “The Caine Mutiny” (1954), Mr. Wouk said he soured on “movie people” after the 1964 adaptation of his “Youngblood Hawke.” “It was just awful,” he said.

Bogart's Oscar-nominated performance is eerily recreated by Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.

Wouk's 1st novel, published in 1947.

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