Rachel Neumeier

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Even I might watch that

Via File 770, I see that Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven King quadrilogy has been picked up for a tv series.

I do think this comment, by River, is on point:

Maggie Stiefvater’s writing style was essential to the tone of the series. I can’t see that translating well on television.

Personally, though I enjoyed Cabeswater immensely, it is the characters I think about when anyone brings up the series. They are so precious to me that any cast will inevitably disappoint me.

I feel like I am being a Negative Nancy here but I can’t stress enough how big a role the author’s particular writing played in why the series is so loved.

It is indeed Stiefvater’s beautiful writing that hooked me. No question about it. And she puts us in the heads of her characters, always a challenge for visual media. Also, I have a really clear picture of Ronan. Not so much of the others. But I could see casting either working for me or totally not working for me depending on the actor cast as Ronan.

Still, I will be very interested to see how a miniseries is handled.

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3 Comments Even I might watch that

  1. SarahZ

    I’m definitely going to wait and see how it’s shaping up before I get too excited. *Very* excited, though, about the American Gods series- that one is almost here, and looks amazing!

  2. Rachel

    Well, I have to admit, I was not crazy about the book. I hope the TV version is good enough to make fans happy, though!

  3. SarahZ

    I’m a big fan of the showrunner – he’s got a really unique style. And, the episodic nature of the book seems well suited for tv.

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