Oh, Oprah, Oprah, Oprah. Why are we so confused about fact versus fiction? Maybe this will herald a return to the novel.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Angel At The Fence--Too Good To Be True
Oh, Herman, Herman, Herman. How could you think people wouldn't get miffed at this? Did you think they wouldn't know? "I wanted to bring happiness to people," said Herman Rosenblat, the 79-year-old author of Angel At The Fence, according to the Huffington Post. "I brought hope to a lot of people. My motivation was to make good in this world." And yet, when you write a Holocaust memoir about a love story on opposites sides of the barbed-wire fence, and it's based on a lie, it's just never going to turn out well. Berkeley cancelled the book, which was due out on February 3rd, presumably in time for Valentine's Day. However, the $25 million film adaptation will reportedly move forward.