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Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology rolls out the red carpet for the stories that Hollywood is made of.
Lights! Camera! Action! The latest book in the Big Book Series takes us behind the curtain to uncover the stories that became some of the greatest films of the silver screen. Among these are Robert Louis Stevenson's horrifying tale that was later turned into the iconic movie The Body Snatcher, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; and "Cyclists' Raid", the short story that formed the basis for the legendary Brando film The Wild One.
Otto Penzler delivers the director's cut on these classic short stories and the films they gave rise to. So grab your Sno-Caps and a jumbo box of popcorn and curl up with these cinematic tales from the likes of Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Dashiell Hammett, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Great stories but watch out for spoilers
I always enjoy the great variety of stories in Otto Penzler's Big Book series and these ones are no exception. Unfortunately though, this book does contain some spoilers in the story intros. It would have been better had these intros been placed after each story rather than before. If you aren't familiar with a particular story or movie and don't want the ending spoiled, I suggest you fast forward through the intro portions. I am only a few stories in and have already had more than one surprise ending spoiled for me. Other than that, I consider this entertaining and worth the credit.