Few authors of this generation have sparked more controversy with a single book than a former Cornell University professor with the resoundingly Russian name of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Arthur C. Clarke's short story "Sentinel of Eternity", published in 1951 , which was used as a starting point for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
Philip Dick does not lead his critics an easy life, since he does not so much play the part of a guide through his phantasmagoric worlds as give the impression of one lost in their labyrinth.
In 1969, a then relatively unknown Michael Crichton reviewed Kurt Vonnegut's latest novel, "Slaughterhouse Five". In an ambivalent take, Crichton called it "hideous, ghastly, murderous—and calm."
Di Cuore di Tenebra la Linea d'ombra rappresenta idealmente l'antecedente immediato, anche se è stata scritta diciott'anni circa dopo l'altro racconto.
Quando Philip Seymour Hoffman sale sul palco del teatro Walter Reade, a Manhattan, sono appena passati i titoli di coda di Capote, il film che potrebbe valergli l’Oscar 2005 per il migliore interprete maschile.