Saturday, August 06, 2005

Great Cover and a Starred Review in PW

From the New York Times:

Scarcely a year after Marlon Brando's death at 80, the detritus of his fiercely guarded private life continues to bubble to the surface. In June there was an auction of his personal effects, a grab bag of bizarre and often silly objects that included both his Foosball table and a plastic bagel with a plastic cockroach inside.

Now there is another odd blast from his past - "Fan-Tan," a film treatment-turned-novel about pirates in the South Seas that he wrote in the 1970's with a filmmaker, Donald Cammell, best known as the co-director with Nicolas Roeg of the druggy 1970 movie "Performance."

After kicking around in various forms for nearly 30 years, the novel is finally being published next month by Alfred A. Knopf, edited by the film historian David Thomson, who also wrote a final chapter and an afterword.

1 comment:

James Reasoner said...

Looks sort of pulpish to me. I may have to check this one out.