Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Zoë Sharp's "Fifth Victim," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Fifth Victim by Zoë Sharp.

The entry begins:
I think everybody who writes their main character in first person has the problem of how best to describe them on the page. You can’t have them constantly looking in a mirror – and Charlie really is not the kind of girl who spends a lot of time gazing at her reflection. In fact, usually she only glances in a reflective surface to check her scars aren’t too visible.

My favourite description of Charlie came from Paul Goat Allen at the Chicago Tribune and doesn’t tell you what she looks like at all, but describes her perfectly: ‘Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic − and coolest − heroines in contemporary genre fiction.’

What I do know about her is that she’s late twenties, with reddish-blonde hair cut so it will fit under a motorcycle helmet and still retain some style. She favours bike leathers over a dress but when she has to dress up she picks something dark so it won’t show the blood and stretchy enough not to restrict movement. Having seen Red Cap, I used to think that Tamzin Outhwaite might be right for the role, but now I think Kate...[read on]
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My Book, The Movie: Fifth Victim.

--Marshal Zeringue