Setting words to music in a totally different way
Looks like it's not enough just to read the book when you can listen to soundtrack, as the WSJ's John Jurgensen found out over the weekend. Having seen the power of songs to promote TV shows, movies and even videogames, publishers and authors are increasingly experimenting with soundtracks for books. Writers like James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Lemony Snicket are giving out CDs with copies of their novels. Others, like Bret Easton Ellis, are posting music suggestions on Web sites, blogs such as Largehearted Boy (and his weekly "Book Notes" feature) or MySpace pages. In many cases, the soundtracks are aimed at appealing to younger readers.
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