Hey, it's another book-themed off-topic! This time around we've got something particularly musty, and particularly cool. Flavorwire has assembled images of the first-edition covers of 25 of the most famous classic books of all time.
I had mixed feelings when I heard that they were making a film adaptation of Yann Martel lovely little book Life of Pi. I remembered reading that book right when I first moved to San Francisco in 2003—there was a period of time when 50% of the people on the bus were either reading it or The DaVinci Code.
I grew up with Encyclopedia Brown. He was my kind of hero, a kid who beat the bad guys not with brawn or physical skill, but with his mind. When I was around ten years old (I'm approximating), I used to devour every story of Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, his partner Sally, his nemesis Bugs Meany and the many kids and…
I bet you always thought that when Mario died in a Mario game, he simply magically jumped towards the screen. Little did you know that there were many grizzlier fates that could have befallen him.
Well, I mean, okay, other than the billion people who have told me His Dark Materials is amazing.
Between films, comics, tv, and a professional-grade diet of video games, I don't have nearly as much time to read novels as I once did. It's a real drag.