I read with great interest today a story in The Arts section of The New York Times titled, “A New Writer is Soaring on the Wings of a Dragon.” Naomi Novik, who lives on the Upper East Side, has written three novels in the fantasy genre that center around a heroic dragon in the Napoleon era. While these aren’t the type of books I read, this is my kind of story.

It seems Ms. Novik, a self-described geek, at one time fantasized about what it would be like for director Peter Jackson to bring her books to life. Well, he of King Kong and Lord of the Rings fame has purchased the film rights and will be bringing his special touch and, of course, cachet to the world Novik created in her fertile imagination.

How cool is that?

Allow me to answer.