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Will this make a good film?

Reblogged from Bookivorous:
London Fields - Martin Amis

Report here that Martin Amis' London Fields has been greenlighted as a movie.


The cast is interesting - Billy Bob Thornton playing the writer-narrator and Amber Heard as the manipulative Nicole. When Amis is good, he's very good, but London Fields was a big miss for me, probably because of that word 'manipulative'. I'm tired of books where the plot hinges on women behaving like Catherine deMedici with PMS.


I mean, women can be evil, but can't we just be evil by smacking someone in the chops, man-style?


Anyway, it might make a good movie...any opinions?