I recently finished reading this book and loved every page, every word. It’s sad and funny and moving and grim, shifts writing styles and genres in an almost whiplash fashion, and mashes up genres from historical adventure to slapstick comedy to near future science fiction to post-apocalyptic cautionary tales. And it all works, in a kind of breathtaking high-wire act.
The book is glorious, and I could not for the life of me understand how anyone could hope to make a movie out of it. Well, the trailer below shows me how. One of the better trailers ever made, this is now my most anticipated movie of the year.