4.5 One of the best GreenApe | 08/10/2010 | See all GreenApe's reviews (5) Its so well written! This site doesn't say but in 1996, when Spares was released, the film rights to which were purchased by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks. Although the rights lapsed, Dreamworks did produce The Island, whose plot had strong similarities to Spares, MMS didn't consider it worthwhile to pursue legal action over the similarities. He now considers it unlikely a Spares film will ever be made, as does everyone else. The moral of this story is best summed up with the quote "Memories are nothing more than a book you've read and lost, not a bible for the rest of your life". Bottom line is I LOVE THIS BOOK , the latest cover is wicked too.