In the recent slew of interviews with Diana Gabaldon concerning the publication of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood and her book tour, it is nice to see one that deviates from the norm. Entertainment Weekly asked Diana about the books she reads (both present and past). There is quite a variety of questions, so please read the full interview. Excerpts are below.
“What’s a movie adaptation of a book that you loved?
Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King; beautiful, lovely adaptation, and very faithful, too. And The Last of the Mohicans, which is somewhat more flexible, but still a good adaptation and a terrific movie. Good soundtrack, too.”
“What was the last book that made you laugh out loud, and what was the last one that made you cry?
Well, it was the one I was writing — Written in My Own Heart’s Blood — so I don’t know if that counts.”
Is there a book you’ve read over and over again?
Yes, hundreds of them. Most recently, I’ve re-read Phil Rickman’s Merrily Watkins series (for the third time) as additional enjoyment of his new volume in that series, The Magus of Hay. Great stuff!”