Friday, January 05, 2018

Randall Silvis's "Only the Rain," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Only the Rain by Randall Silvis.

The entry begins:
For the film version of Only the Rain, I would cast Ryan Gosling in the lead. I suspect that Gosling is an intelligent individual, but that deadpan, pensive look of his could also convey confusion, uncertainty, and regret—qualities in full flower in the novel’s protagonist, Russell, a man who, while suffering from PTSD, struggles to do what’s best for his family, even if it means breaking the law.

Two other males play pivotal roles in the novel: Pops, who is Russell’s grandfather and mentor, and Phil McClaine, the antagonist. When I envision Pops, a veteran of bloody Hamburger Hill, I see someone like...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Randall Silvis's website.

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