Weekend Reads: Joseph Campbell Via Puppets, Unforgivable Books Changes, Literary Agents Wishlists and more

booksSettle down for some reading this weekend with our selection of the best articles we enjoyed this past week.

Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey, as explained by puppets. (io9)
This is the best, most entertaining explanation of Joseph Campbell’s “Monomyth” theory that you’re going to get outside of actually reading his books.

11 Unforgivable Changes Made To Book Adaptations (SPOILERS) (Huffington Post)
Sometimes, a movie can veer away from the plot of the book it’s based on, and it’s still an amazing movie. Other times, filmmakers make changes when adapting books that make the films even bigger stinkers than they would have been had they stuck to the plot in front of them.

Literary Agents Share Manuscript Wish Lists (Mediabistro)
Hundreds of agents, editors and publishers have shared their manuscript wish lists on Twitter, using the popular MSWL hashtag.

‘A Time To Kill’ & Broadway: John Grisham’s First Novel Heads To Stage (Huffington Post)
John Grisham’s first novel, which was made into a star-filled film, is now heading to a Broadway stage.

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– Rob Chilver

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