Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

The backlash contiunes for The Jewel of Medina

For discussions of historical fiction. Threads that do not relate to historical fiction should be started in the Chat forum or elsewhere on the forum, depending on the topic.
User avatar
Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:23 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I'm guessing it might be made into a movie as well!

SM


Really? Hmm, why do you think that?
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:27 am

The controversey, makes for good business, usually. I can see movie producers wanting to capitalize on the possibility of making money on this. Just my opinion.

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

User avatar
Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:38 am

interesting. You could be right. Hmm we'll have to wait and see.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.

http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Catherine Delors
Avid Reader
Location: Paris, London, Los Angeles
Contact:

Postby Catherine Delors » Mon September 8th, 2008, 6:38 am

Glad Sherry Jones found a publisher so fast. And look at the pub date: October 2008! They are not wasting any time. As for the cover, very close to the original indeed. I always liked it.

User avatar
Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 11:05 am

it is a pretty cover. Hmm. I was hoping they woudl offer this on amazon vine but I think its going to be published too quickly.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.

http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/

User avatar
MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon September 8th, 2008, 12:49 pm

I doubt you'll see any book on Muhammad as a movie any time soon. A written story is not necessarily sacriligeous ti most Muslims, but depicting a prophet is not allowed for all Muslims, period. Think: can you remember any movies with Muhammad even as a bit character? Not even Bollywood, which caters to Hindu/Urdu speaking audiences, has dared to try that one.

It would be worth the actor's life. Or the animator. On this, Muslims are as serious and as united as they get on anything.

User avatar
boswellbaxter
Bibliomaniac
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Postby boswellbaxter » Sat September 20th, 2008, 5:51 pm

There's an interesting piece about the controversy here:

http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=pbbrh8f3wd9vf5qtpgb1th1q368dtbtj
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

User avatar
Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:30 pm

I'm glad to see that Professor is feeling some heat for her comments. Good.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.

http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/

User avatar
diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Wed September 24th, 2008, 10:08 am

I haven't seen any other reviews yet for this book before this one:

The Jewel of Medina review
My Blog - Reading Adventures

All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

User avatar
Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed September 24th, 2008, 11:13 am

How sad that even before the reviwer wrote her review she had to do a "I dont believe in this Muslim's don't be offended." :rolleyes: Lame.

As for the review itself. There is so much ridding on this book. So much hype. I can easily see why it won't live up to expectations. I'll still give it a go though.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.

http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/


Return to “General Discussion”