2020-09-15

early autumn
hamburger and wasps
twice bitten

Ramble: 30-Days of Books #15

I love books. I love words.

I am doing the 30-day book challenge to get some conversations started about books. Please do join in with a comment on your own books – or a link to your own post!

Day 15 and the next prompt is:

Name a book that was made into an awesome movie version?

Let the “The movie is awesome – but you should read the book!” discussion begins now.

I have to go with The Princess Bride for this one.
It is simply a wonderful rendering of the book. The casting was perfect. The script true to the original.
What else is there to say?

Read the book and watch the movie! Again and again.

Ramble: 30-Days of Books #14

I love books. I love words.

I am doing the 30-day book challenge to get some conversations started about books. Please do join in with a comment on your own books – or a link to your own post!

Day 14 and the next prompt is:

Name a book you really enjoyed that was desecrated as a movie!

Let the “I loved the book – hated the movie” discussion begins now.

In a group where I am doing this smae challenge I noted that we hadn’t mentioned Stephen King yet. It is possible Stephen King novels own this prompt. There are a number of his books and series that became awful movies.

I offer you the Dark Tower as the prime and recent example. It is also the only series of his I read. I am not a big fan of his work. They are light quick reads and made for good “beach reading.” Still they are entertaining in their own way.

The movie version keeps the beach reading quality intact. And destroys the plot. As one reviewer wrote: It is as if they liked the title, never read the books, and added a few Stephen King Easter eggs with cameos by characters he created.