I've just finished reading GODBLOG, the debut novel by none other than Laurie Channer, the WGC "enforcer" who has your back when producers try to squirm out of their contractual obligations.
GODBLOG is a nifty little story about an ex-snowboarder-now-barista named Dag who starts writing an increasingly influential blog, with consequences that spin utterly out of control by the end of the story -- told through his pro-skier non-girlfriend "Heathen." It starts a little low-key (you don't see where it's headed for a ways in), but ends in a very convincing crisis. I think someone could make a good little movie out of this about snowboarders and blogs and the people who work in franchise coffee bars.
(Weirdly, Laurie herself is forbidden to write the movie because it would be a "conflict of interest." Conflict of interest is a term I keep hearing, in situations that no American would consider a conflict of interest. I would be surprised to hear that WGA officials, for example, agree not to write any scripts. And when you jury for government organizations, you are often forbidden for a time from working on the projects the jury selects -- though, presumably, the writers of those projects would be overjoyed if someone actually wanted to do something commercial with their stuff.)
Anyway, if you're looking for a book to adapt, check it out.
Labels: books, Cancon, reading