Re: [mythsoc] Landscape With Dragons P.S. (movies)
- From: "John D Rateliff" <sacnoth@...>
> One final bit about O'Brien's book I thought might interest folks isI don't know if this is one of his YAs or not -- I read FATHER ELIJAH:
> his chapter on movies, which I skipped over and only went back to
> later when I was finishing up the book.
> Also discovered that he's written a series of young adult novels
> about living through the End Times, a sort of "Left Behind" Jr. Has
> anyone read any of these? From what Matt said I suspect his ideas
> better in practice than in theory, and I'm curious whether they're
> worth hunting down.
AN APOCALYPSE. It wasn't bad for that sort of thing and was much
better written than the Left Behind books. (About the only thing that I
can think of that was as poorly written as the Left Behind books was
THE DA VINCI CODE.) As a Catholic,
it was a relief to read that sort of thing from a Catholic perspective --
the Left Behind books are anti-Catholic. I've seen a couple of his other
novels at the local Catholic bookstore but they didn't look like any
type of fantasy so I didn't pick them up.
- Hello fellows:
I've been off-list for some time. One reason is that
I've been looking after an early Mythopoeic personage,
Jon Lackey. He was the producer of the "Greater
Trumps" masque that was mounted at
the second Mythcon in 1971. He had been in ill health
for much of this previous year.
I'm sorry to report that he passed away on February
26th of cancer.
He was an enormous influence on my life, as well as
many others. He was involved with the very
first campaign to produce a film of "Rings" in 1957.
A major contributor to the SCA, LASFS, a tutor and
mentor to many, RenFair performer, artist, sculptor,
costumer, composer, and so much more.
Please pass this information on to anyone who might
have known him, and have them contact me
as regards a planned memorial.
Bonnie S. Callahan