Jeff Bezos would gain from making Black Swan Rising into an Amazon Original Prime series. Whereas Jack Ryan globe trots to hunt down terrorists attacking the U.S., the terror is homegrown in Black Swan Rising and the cast provides for a rich and full story line. Location cuts production costs for BSR series.
This book could easily be a series. It is riveting and the plot just keeps on giving. I could not put the book down and now I want more. Amazon delivered the book on Friday and I binged on it. I should have taken it in small bites so the enjoyment lasted past Sunday morning.
The book-to-series effort is a short step where scripts are concerned. The reason? The dialog is perfect and so is the action. All characters are full and rich and the dialog and action are both organic, taking the reader on path they see themselves taking. Reader is engaged and feels stake in outcome. Series would be engaging and create buzz and excitement around our current societal situation. We all have a stake. This series starts a great conversation. It is intense. Exciting. Suspenseful. And real.
The descriptions of characters and surroundings in Black Swan Rising are incredible. So well-described that the reader is watching a film in their head as they read. But at the same time, no words are without purpose and the sentences flow so easily. Makes for easy binge reading.
The other bonus keeping the characters cast in series as they were written. Diverse as written and would be perfectly diverse in film which makes for a more interesting series. This book takes the casting effort out of the process in that way. No need to try and purposefully arrange diversity when it is already written that way from the start. The diversity is not forced but rather it is as organic as the dialog and actions.
This book is so well-written and it is evident a lot of research went into it. The characters’ work situation and lingo, the headlines ripped from real newspapers, the online interactions are those we all have seen but the research puts it all together with such care. There is no tripping over or skipping descriptions no matter the setting, situation, profession, dialog. All of it is researched for the reader to do less and read easier. Such a pleasure. Another reason for a series. Reward this writer and give viewer good show. Challenge others to do the same. No short cuts.
Regarding the research. One way this book stands out is that the characters’ language is authentic to their role. The darkweb attackers keep their language describing women, for example. The author does not clean that up for the reader. It is appears ripped from the actual forums used by these people, and true to their interactions. Authenticity is part of what makes this book so chilling and scary. It is already with us. We need to know more and have discussions. That is what the series would bring, in addition to great entertainment.
Notice I have not given what the book is about. Get that from cover of book. I give no spoilers and to talk about nearly anything starts to give away too much. Read the book cover. Get the book. Little cost, big reward. Pass it along to friends and family.
What do you say Mr. Bezos? Series? Oh please!!