Did you check out the exclusive image from MORTDECAI that I shared last week? I don’t know about you, but this film has my interest peaked. MORTDECAI hits theaters on January 23rd and that gives me just enough time to read the book MORTDECAI is based on!
Well, MORTDECAI is actually based on a three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, but I added the first book, “Don’t Point that Thing at Me” to my Kindle Fire this week.
The deliciously nasty, highly entertaining, comic masterpiece of a thriller-a cult favorite of Stephen Fry and Julian Barnes. A cult classic in the UK since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don’t Point that Thing at Me is the hilarious and dark humored crime thriller featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and general knave-about-Piccadilly. With his thuggish manservant Jock, Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving secret police, angry foreign governments, stolen paintings, and dead clients, all just to make a dishonest living—while decked out in the most stylish garb and drinking the most bizarre alcoholic cocktails. Don’t miss the brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense.
It’s quite popular right now, as the paperback was temporarily sold out when I checked, but if you want to join me in a MORTDECAI Book Club online of sorts, you can grab the Kindle Version of Don’t Point that Thing at Me and start reading instantly!
Tune in next week as I share my thoughts on the book and the screen adaptation.
MORTDECAI opens nationwide JANUARY 23rd, 2015!