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The Girl in the Spider Web

#1  Postby Macdoc » Aug 28, 2015 11:15 am

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The Girl in the Spider's Web: Is it OK to resurrect a dead author's fiction?
Money, author's intent both key when publishers continue series after author's death
CBC News Posted: Aug 28, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015 5:00 AM ET

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#2  Postby Fallible » Aug 28, 2015 11:20 am

They were all published after his death, weren't they?
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#3  Postby Macdoc » Aug 28, 2015 11:27 am

Yes but the others were written by him.....this is basically a pro level fan fiction....it is not based on his sketch of the 4th novel.
It is written with the estates permission.
I tend to view it in the realm of the Bond series.

Lisbeth is a brilliant fictional character especially as played in the original movies ( not the US nonsense )

She was perfectly envisioned and played as a predator
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She has the potential as an enduring character. According to the Amazon review he had intended 10 books.
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#4  Postby monkeyboy » Aug 28, 2015 11:35 am

They did the same thing with the Jason Bourne books following the success of the films. Robert Ludlum was too dead to write any new books so Eric van Lustbader stepped in.
James Bond books have had guest authors for awhile too. So long as they don't change the main character that was so popular as to keep going for the fanbase, it's not so bad really.
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#5  Postby Sciwoman » Aug 28, 2015 11:54 pm

It is not unheard of. Hell, Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by other writers is practically a genre unto itself. Done by the right author(s), it can be a good thing. Some characters really do deserve to keep on living even after their author's death.
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#6  Postby laklak » Aug 29, 2015 5:01 pm

Frodo and Sam Meet Frankenstein, Rabbit Gets Herpes, Tom Swift and His Amazing Nuclear Hooker - man, there are SO many possibilities.
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#7  Postby Animavore » Aug 29, 2015 5:10 pm

Robert Jordan's fantasy series The Wheel of Time was finished by someone else when his death led to it being unfinished. Jury's still out over who will finish A Song of Ice and Fire.
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#8  Postby laklak » Aug 29, 2015 5:11 pm

Brandon Sanderson did a pretty good job on the Wheel of Time, but by the time it finally came out I'd lost interest in the series.
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#9  Postby surreptitious57 » Aug 29, 2015 5:21 pm

The second book is the one to read. And it is one of the best I ever have
The films are nowhere near as good. As you cannot capture imagination
on reel in the same way you can on paper. Same with Hannibal which is
one of the best works of fiction ever. Vastly superior to the film version
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#10  Postby Macdoc » Aug 29, 2015 11:31 pm

Jury's still out over who will finish A Song of Ice and Fire.
Tyrion? :D Just how many meaty roles are there for height challenged actors.....specially involving numerous nekkid girls. :whistle:
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#11  Postby Onyx8 » Aug 29, 2015 11:58 pm

Do NOT google that.
The problem with fantasies is you can't really insist that everyone else believes in yours, the other problem with fantasies is that most believers of fantasies eventually get around to doing exactly that.
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#12  Postby proudfootz » Nov 22, 2015 11:59 am

An excellent character and a well done series, but I'd hate to see this whole thing franchised and overused.
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