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of lists & re-hashment.

by Rob Friesel

As is the tradition, I take a friend’s idea and follow up on it. Giving you…

Top 5 novels/stories that I would like to adapt for film:

  1. Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
  2. “Angel” – Pat Cadigan
  3. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace1
  4. “Hinterlands” – William Gibson
  5. Grendel – John Gardner

Top 5 books I wish I had written:

  1. Infinite Jest
  2. Neuromancer
  3. Perdido Street Station
  4. The Diamond Age (or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer)
  5. Grendel

Top 5 movies that I would have done differently:

  1. Clerks
  2. The Matrix (all three of them, in increasing orders of magnitude.)
  3. Pi
  4. Johnny Mnemonic
  5. Jurassic Park

Top 5 under-rated movies:

  1. Dave
  2. Aliens (no, really!)
  3. Chocolat
  4. Lola Rennt
  5. High Strung
  1. From Don Gately’s perspective, of course. []

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night; weekend homebrewer. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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