Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Spenser Book Title Change

© by Gerald So | 4:30 AM

In conjunction with the March 6 Mark Wahlberg Netflix movie Spenser Confidential, on February 25, Putnam Books will reissue a paperback of the book it was loosely based on, Robert B. Parker's Wonderland by Ace Atkins, under the title Spenser Confidential.

I see that the repackaging will entice people to buy the book, but I'm not sure the book and movie should share a title, given how much we've heard they differ.

Seeing the final cover image, I'm glad the Wonderland signage is in the background. Though Hawk isn't in the book, Hawk in the movie is in a similar position to Sixkill in the book. There is also, in fine print, "Previously published as Robert B. Parker's Wonderland. Well done, Putnam.

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