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Grisham, King, Conroy sequels read well

Sequels work in movies, usually, better than books. There are exceptions, however, and three book sequels out by popular authors are excellent examples. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the latest works by John Grisham, Stephen King and Pat Conroy which are follow-ups to novels from, literally, decades ago. (December 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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    ‘The Help’ shouldn’t sell us warm, fuzzy nostalgia

    Local columnist Deidra Jackson is a little suspect about the book and movie, “The Help,” after reading some of the reviews, and she talks with someone – her mother – who lived the life as a housekeeper decades ago for a different perspective. (August 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Movies are movies – but Cruise as Reacher?

      Loyal readers of best-selling author Lee Child’s series featuring tough guy Jack Reacher must be a bit surprised to hear that Tom Cruise has been picked to play the character in an upcoming movie based on one of the books. Editor Don Whitten says he can’t picture the 5-foot-7 Cruise as the 6-5, 250-pound Reacher he’s been following in Child’s books. (August 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Let’s hope the cost doesn’t get too high for movies

        Was the recent timing of a price hike for Netflix moves coincidental or not? Alex P. Watson takes a look at the availability and cost of movies for consumers in a guest column and wonders about the effect on indie films and Mississippi filmmakers. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)

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          Can wordy Faulkner exist in time of tweets?

          Could William Faulkner and his writing be the anti-tweet? That’s quite likely, but it doesn’t mean that Faulkner’s not moving up in this age of electronic communication. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at Mr. Bill and some of his work as Oxford gets set to host this year’s Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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