Novel (as John Ives): "Fear in a Handful of Dust" (aka "Fear"; filmed as Fleshburn
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[on Death Sentence
(2007)] While I could have done with a bit less blood-and-thunder, I think it's a stunningly good movie. In the details of its story it's quite different from the novel, but it's a movie, not a novel. In its cinematic way it connects with its audience and it makes the same point the book makes, and those are the things that count.
credits Garfield's article "Ten Rules For Suspense Fiction" with giving him the tools to create "The Firm".