Wolves of the Calla

Wolves of the Calla  - Bernie Wrightson, Stephen King This book is very clearly based off Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai (it's been a while since I read it, but I believe the author's note mentions it as a source). When I see media inspired by that movie, I usually come away feeling like I should have just watched the original again because it brought nothing really new and Kurosawa did it better. Wolves of the Calla, though, has strong characters and shows the culture of the Calla in enough detail to make it well worth reading. I didn't particularly care for the Mia story arc, but that's personal preference rather than a reflection of the writing.