Darin Strauss: Not In Your Lifetime, Thank You

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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MORE LIKE UPDIKE? Strauss and his latest Novelist Darin Strauss has no problem with his books being made into movies—in fact, he and actor Gary Oldman are even working on a screenplay for Chang and Eng, the author's 2000 debut about Siamese twins. But a recent review of his new novel, More Than It Hurts You, went too far, in Strauss' opinion, when it recommended readers skip the bound version and catch it on, of all networks, Lifetime. "That really pissed me off," Strauss told Radar at a reading at New York University Monday night. "It was dismissive. I'm compared to John Updike in other reviews, so I was hoping for something more ambitious." Are you listening A&E?

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