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Wild Wild West
by Bruce Bethke
Now a major motion picture from Warner Bros. premiering the Fourth of July and starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh. Jim West, hero and hot head, and Artemus Gordon, inventor and master of disguise, team up in 1869 as President Ulysses S. Grant's secret weapon to combat espionage on the western front after the Civil War. They must destroy a twisted genius n ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Aspect
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I'm sure there are more worthy literary pursuits than reading the novelisation of Wild Wild West, but I don't care; I had a lot of fun. I've always liked the film, even if nobody else does. Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Brannagh, spy-fi, steampunk, westerns – all good things. The book might not have three of them, but it's still got the unashamedly pulpish sense of humour and adventure, and throws in some genuinely interesting historical asides as well. Ignore the looks on the Tube and enjoy ...more