Surely noone had taken that bright and shining book and pressed it dry and lifeless into a movie, had they?
Stifling an impulse to ram my fingers into my mouth and burble Why, God, why? I watched helplessly as the plot was turned inside out and back around again.
It was cleverly done - the effects were quite good, and someone spent a
Cass was oblivious to my distress. He loved the movie, and was disappointed when it ended abruptly (and what the hell is up with mystery tv? They take old movies and break them up with so many commercials [advertising what's coming on that channel, natch] they have to stop the movie in the middle.) and now we'll have to hunt out a copy somewhere, I suppose.
I think if I just wait a few weeks I can read him the book and he'll never connect the two.
Update: Halloween costume red alert: He's changed his mind. Now he doesn't want to be a pirate ship (thank god) but.....
he wants to be a dragon. Preferably one like he's seen used for the Chinese New Year.
I'm so screwed.