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The Fiction behind "Night Watch"

Despite the ubiquitous din of anticipation for the arrival on American soil of the Russian film trilogy beginning with "Night Watch," there's been precious little reported on the novels the trilogy is being drawn from. Fangoria has put an end to that. Their Web site features a fairly detailed portrait of Sergei Lukyanenko, the scribe at the heart of one of the biggest film phenomena in Russia's history.

As far as I'm able to discern from a couple of minutes of research, only the first of Lukyanenko's three "Watch" novels is available in English tranlsation, but that will undoubtedly change as the films continue to garner attention, like a cartoon snowball that ends up as big as a house by the time it reaches the bottom of the mountain. Overall, Lukyanenko comes across as pleased with the first film, but not unqualifiedly so. It will be nice for non-Russian-speaking folks like me to be able to read the books and see the films for ourselves. The conjecture is driving me mad!--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on February 19, 2006 10:06 AM
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