Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday Talks | Movies over Books

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Do You Ever Prefer an Adaptation to the Book?
This week we're talking about movies (or tv shows) that we've enjoyed more than the book. And yes, that does happen, so don't feel bad if it's happened to you. Sometimes, the movies just do it right. I'm also including TV shows in this, since there are a lot of those out there these days as well. So let's get to it.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I'm not entirely sure that I liked the movie more than the book in this case, but I liked it at least just as much. I thought they were both beautifully done. I haven't been a huge of any of John Green's other books, but I really enjoyed this one. And the film version was so nicely put together. 

Holes by Louis Sachar. Again, this isn't one that I can definitely say the movie is better, but I loved them both. I haven't read or seen this in years, but it is one of my absolute favorites. So much fun. And it's middle grade and short, so I should really read it again. And then watch the movie. Or watch the movie and then read it. Either way. 

Stardust by Neigh Gaiman. This is a definite, movie takes it all. I didn't even finish the book. I don't know what it was, exactly, but the book just completely turned me off. The movie is one of my favorites ever though. It was just so much fun. And what made me love it even more is the fact that I didn't expect much from it. I thought it would be silly and annoying, but I loved it! Watch the movie, skip the book. 

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I'm not a huge fan ot Nicholas Sparks, in fact, A Walk to Remember is the only book I've ever read of his. But I do love this movie. The book was ok, but his writing style just isn't something I enjoy. Some of his other movies have been good, but this one remains my favorite.

I know I said I was going to mention TV, but then I realized that I don't watch any of the TV shows I was going to mention anymore, so it wouldn't have made sense. Anyway, these are the ones I could think of. What have been your favorite adaptations?


  1. I don't like Neil Gaiman's writing in general so I am not surprised by Stardust :)

    1. I'm not a huge fan either. I've read Coraline (which I liked) and The Ocean At the End of the Lane (which was just ok). And then, of course, Stardust...