I grew up with Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. First, it was read to me, later, I read it to myself countless time. It’s one of my all-time favorite childrens books, so I was really excited when I heard a movie is being made. And then I found out Dave Eggers wrote a book, called The Wild Things, loosely based on Sendak’s book. I have to read that.* And then I have to read Sendak’s book again, and then I have to see the movie.
*and I don’t even like Dave Eggers that much! I read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which was okay, but a bit too long and rambling for my case. Although I’ve heard Eggers a couple times on This American Life, and that made me appreciate him more. I haven’t dared try What Is the What, but maybe Wild Things is exactly what is needed to make me a fan. Either way, I can’t wait till the book comes out on October 29th.