As part of the impromptu E.T. week here at Branded in the 80s, I wanted to point you all at an article I wrote for the ever awesome Monkey Goggles!  Basically I spent some time talking about the benefits and pitfalls of movie novelizations as well as digging a little deeper into the E.T. tie-in written by William Kotzwinkle.  Did you know that E.T. is ten million years old?  Or that Elliott’s mom is pretty damn lonley, yearning for a man and some romance?  Well you would if you’d read the book!  So go on over to Monkey Goggles and check it out