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58 Minutes by Walter Wager

58 Minutes by Walter Wager

January 31, 2013

The original Die Hard movie was based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. But as Thorp's novel had no sequel, 20th Century Fox had no road map for where to take John McClane in the sequel Die Hard 2. Instead, the studio and screenwriters took Walter Wager's 1987 novel 58 Minutes about an NYPD officer who has to fight off terrorists at JFK airport. What other changes are there between the book and the film, and is the book worth your time? Spend 14 minutes listening to Stuart's review to find out!

Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp

Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp

January 24, 2013

Die Hard is based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. The novel was a sequel to The Detective, and starred an old police detective named Joe Leland. The movie made the hero younger and changed his name to John McClane. What other changes are there between the book and the film, and is the book worth a read? Listen to find out!

The Detective by Roderick Thorp

The Detective by Roderick Thorp

January 17, 2013

Die Hard is based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. But Nothing Lasts Forever was itself a sequel to The Detective, a story of a police detective in the 1960s. That detective is Joe Leland, who would take his place in cinema history once renamed John McClane. Now our own reviewer Stuart investigates the literary history of the action movie character. Does he detect a good novel? Listen to find out!

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