Thursday, July 1, 2010
Book and Movie Review: Absolute Power by David Baldacci
Both the movie and the book are excellent. BUT, if you've seen/read one, you have not seen/read the other. They are not the same. I won't tell you where the book and movie diverge, but diverge, they do.
The basic premise is that it is a murder mystery. An aging, seasoned, professional burgler (Clint Eastwood in the film version) is in the process of a well-planned heist inside a mansion when he is interrupted. From his hiding place, he wittnesses the President of the United States in a rough sex tryst with the lady of the house. It turns ugly and culminates in the secret service killing the woman. Full of more murder and mayhem, twists and turns and cover-ups, it is quite a "page turner". Check out both versions.