Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dave Zeltserman's "The Boy Who Killed Demons"

Dave Zeltserman's many novels include Monster: A novel of Frankenstein. His short mystery fiction has won the Shamus, Derringer and Ellery Queen's Readers Choice awards. His crime thrillers, Small Crimes and Pariah, both made the Washington Post's best books of the year list in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and Small Crimes was selected by NPR as one of the 5 best crime and mystery novels of 2008.

His horror novel, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, was shortlisted by the American Library Association for best horror novel of 2010 and was also a Black Quill nominee for best dark genre book of the year.

Here Zeltserman dreamcasts an adaptation of his latest novel, The Boy Who Killed Demons:
The Boy Who Killed Demons has a number of teenage leads, and since I'm not up on teenage actors, I'm going to cop out here and use some adult actors, but when they were teenagers.

Henry Dudlow: Tom Hanks at fifteen

Sally Freeman: Evangeline Lilly at fifteen

Henry's father: Ty Burrell

Henry's mother: Julie Bowen

Wesley Neuberger: Paul Giamatti at fifteen

Curt Tucker: Clark Duke

Wesley's dad" Paul Giamatti

The Demon Connor Devin: Justin Bieber

Detective Thomase: Jeremy Renner

The Demon Hanley: John Carroll Lynch

Ralph Malphi: Tom Arnold at 17
Learn more about the book and author at Dave Zeltserman's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: Small Crimes.

The Page 69 Test: Pariah.

The Page 69 Test: Outsourced.

My Book, The Movie: Outsourced.

The Page 69 Test: A Killer's Essence.

My Book, The Movie: A Killer's Essence.

Writers Read: Dave Zeltserman.

The Page 69 Test: The Boy Who Killed Demons.

--Marshal Zeringue