Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Nice review and Best News Ever


Two items today that my oldest son would definitely classify as "sweet biscuits!" worthy.

First off, a really nice review popped up on my upcoming book. I know there have been others on blogs, but let's face it - I think I've known everyone so far (and I'm very thankful). This is the first one by someone I have never met and who has no interest in the success of my book. Check it out: CLICK HERE. Stacy, if you read this, thank you very much.

Also, and I hope I didn't get my mom excited because this has nothing to do with me, PETER JACKSON IS MAKING THE HOBBIT!!!!!!!!!! Check it out: CLICK HERE.

In even better news, he's splitting it into TWO movies. I'd vote for 23, but I'll take what I can get. Now I just need to pray every night that he invites Howard Shore back to do the music again. I'm sure he will.

I know this finally and completely reveals me for what I am, but I can't help it. I was willing to give up one of my children for this to happen, so I'm sure my wife is relieved that won't be necessary. By the way, in my book that has already gone to press, Peter Jackson is mentioned in the acknowledgements. Yes, I am as nerdy as humanly possible.

Peter and Stacy, thanks for making today a wonderful day. Boo-yah!

11 comments:

Jaime Theler said...

Fellow Tokien nerds, unite in joyous singing!!! And I echo you on Howard Shore.

adrenals said...

I was hoping the hobbit would come out...in 7 different languages.

Kimberly said...

You are a nerd after my own heart. This just made my day! And congrats on the review - that must feel so good!

SarahK said...

Awesome. I knew they were in talks, but that just made my day. Now I have to wait a whole year to see it?!?!?!

scooper said...

Well you only get a good review if the book is good, so you did all the work and I just had the pleasure of reading it. I'm sure you'll have many more wonderful reviews come in.

James Dashner said...

Sarah, are you smokin that weed again? It doesn't come out until 2010. That'd be three years.

Scooper, thanks for stopping by. Everyone follow her link and check out her blog.

This will be my first time to be reviewed by biggies like PW, Kirkus, SLJ, etc. I hope they like it as much as you. Other reviews should be rolling in soon. Makes me so nervous!

Rachel Park said...

That's great!! I'll definitely be buying a copy as soon as it comes out. I can't wait! =)

btw, we got your christmas card! Give my cute, little cousins a hug and kiss for me! I sure do miss them (and you of course!). =)

Dedee said...

Couldn't be more glad about Peter Jackson. 2010 seems waaay too far away!

SarahK said...

Oh, I thought I saw 2009...and uh, it's TWO years...we're days away from 2008 lol

James Dashner said...

Well, it's 3 years because it will come out at Christmas. I was just givin ya the bidness.

Luisa Perkins said...

Ah, what a joy it is to know (if only virtually) someone fully as nerdy as I am.