Huge, huge, HUGE John Sandford fan here - fell in love with his writing back in 1989 when my roommate, a flight attendant, came home with "Rules of Prey" (she was an avid reader, too, and had picked it up on an airport layover). I confiscated it, then devoured it and then anxiously awaited the next in the series (talk about torture). I've been reading this series, in order, ever since which means I've been following Lucas Davenport for 22 years now and my passion has never waned. He's the best, he's a beast. Oh, and John Sandford, his creator, is pretty cool, too. He is definitely my favorite author and Lucas Davenport is still, after all these years, my favorite character.
So how excited do you think I was to hear there was a movie based on "Certain Prey" (book #10 out of 21) airing on USA Network Sunday, November 6th?
Pretty darn excited. I even wrote it on my calendar so I wouldn't forget.
And I didn't.
Gotta say, I was not disappointed.
So wonderful to see a story come to life, especially when it comes to life RIGHT. What could I expect from a 2-hour-w/commercial-interruptions-included-made-for-TV-movie? Not much, right? WRONG. Dead wrong because this movie was dead on. Well, except... I pictured my black Irish, tough, brooding Lucas Davenport looking like this...
Instead, the movie gave me this:
My favorite character in the movie is Carmel Loan. Except... well, I pictured her looking like this:
I could go on & on & on, but I won't.
Well, wait... there was one character I didn't care for (but I think I didn't care for her in the book, either) - Marcy! Literature Marcy looks like this:
The rest - Clara, Sloan, Mason, etc. - they were fine. And I loved the movie, I truly did. It followed the book closely, which was nice, believe it or not. (Some folks don't like that. Have to say, I'm not necessarily one of them). You know, I read this book so long ago BUT it was one of the Davenports that has stuck with me through the years. I remember it almost vividly and as we were watching (my son & I), I would say, "well, in the book, this is what was about to happen" (NO, I am NOT "one of those" who spoils the ending! He, being only 13, had alot of questions - and he likes to guess what's going to happen next & he would ask me so I'd tell him. Honest.). And, sure enough, that is what would happen next.
I got a little nervous there at the end because I thought they weren't going to have that one little phone call - if you saw the movie or read the book you know what I'm talking about! - but they did have it & I am sooooo excited, cuz, I'm thinking that means another movie should be coming!!! Yay-o-yay-o-YAY!
Hope Mark Harmon is up for it.