Monday, September 26, 2011

Homelanders

John Wilson at Christianity Today reviews Andrew Klavan's The Final Hour:
I shudder to think of all the books occasioned by the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I won't read most of them, but I did make time for The Final Hour, the concluding installment in Andrew Klavan's four-book Homelanders series, in which Islamic terrorists seek to wreak havoc. The teenage hero, Charlie West, is a winsome Christian and a pretty tough customer. In publishing jargon, this is Young Adult fiction (in the subdivision known as "boy books"), but the unadulterated intelligence of a superb suspense novelist is very much in evidence throughout.
The first book in the series [the story is continuous] is The Last Thing I Remember. The hardbacks cost around $10 and the Kindle editions about $8.00. I enjoyed them and I'm a bit older than the target audience.

The books apparently will be filmed. Klavan, indicates that the script adds a "sci-fi element" to his story:
...I’d already heard about the “sci-fi element.” I don’t know what it is, but I’m assuming it’s to avoid confronting the whole Islamo-fascist part of the story. That’s Hollywood, folks, and there’s not a thing I can do about it. But the creative team is top-notch, and I have high hopes they’ll make a good film notwithstanding.
Wilson's Bookmarks | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction, Homelanders in the Hollywood Reporter