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Early Kerouac Novel Found: The Sea Is My Brother Published 40 Years After Author's Death

Jack Kerouac/Photo: <a href=Tom Palumbo/Wikipedia" />
Jack Kerouac/Photo: Tom Palumbo/Wikipedia

What's that you say? New Kerouac release? How can it be?! It so happens that the legendary author's first novel The Sea Is My Brother (written when he was twenty) was presumed lost, but has since resurfaced and has now been published. The timing of this release is awfully convenient for the upcoming On the Road film adaptation.

One of the pitfalls of a book becoming incredibly popular is that thanks to exposure and repetition, even the cleverest title eventually loses its ability to amuse us. Hopefully this list of fifty entertaining book titles will remind you of how tickled you were the first time you heard phrases such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time or The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things.

Disney's new "John Carter" (loosely based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel A Princess of Mars) is finally starting to tease sci-fi fans with a little vintage attitude: The film's new posters evoke the lurid paperback covers of a bygone era. When the new trailer appears on IGN this Wednesday, we'll all see for ourselves whether that particular aesthetic extends to film itself.

John Grisham's The Firm was adapted for the big screen back in 1993 and landed the name of the small-town lawyer-turned-author into the mouths of the masses. NBC is now bringing the story farther along, with Grisham writing, as we catch up with Mitch McDeere, played by Josh Lucas, years later. The series will premiere in January and Grisham has high hopes that each episode "delivers a really suspenseful sixty minutes."