Here's some bookish stuff for Monday:
- BBC Drama series website: Jane Eyre series extras like wallpaper and photo gallery.
- Backstory: Authors tell the backstories of their novels.
- Saw Charlotte's Web over the weekend. I remember reading it as a kid. What a sweet movie! Dakota Fanning is so precious.
- Also saw Stranger Than Fiction. Harold Crick is a 'taxman' who suddenly hears a woman narrating his life. Knowing he isn't crazy, he tries to track down the author of his life story before she kills him off. Will Ferrell was excellent as a sweet, shy man obsessed with numbers. Not his usual movie. I really enjoyed it.
Following that last item, here's a question. A lot of great works of fiction end with the hero/heroine dying. Did you think it was neccessary in every case? Is it overused? Did you ever feel tricked or cheated by the writer?