Ho ho! The wonderful world of EE Doc Smith, full of duodecaplylatomate bombs and the never-ending wat between pressor and tractor beams! I think the biggest problem with those was keeping the hyperbole going through seven books (well, six really as the main story had finished at the end of the sixth). Each book just had to be bigger, blastier, ballsier than the last. Re-read them all recently and they were still a ripping good read thirty five years after I read them for the first time. Quite unique.
Filmable? Not sure, to be honest! But I'd like to see someone try...
WOW -- I just read the reviews -- I've added this to my wish list
My Mom went to Calcutta on business when I was a kid -- she told me some stuff about it when I was older -- what she told me matches up with what the reviews say about the author's portrayal
Wow -- I just took a look (you have to click on the image to start reading the graphic novel). I only had tome to read the first two pages, but I'm hooked -- I'll read the rest as soon as I get a spare minute --