Friday, 24 May 2019

5 Books, 1 Theme - Books To Film

For my second 5 Books 1 Theme post I have chosen five of the books I have read which have also been turned into films (or movies if you're American!). Of the five I've only actually seen three of the film versions, though for Hitch-Hikers' I've seen the film and the TV series and I've listened to the radio series. You could say I'm a fan!

(Click the cover images to visit each book's Literary Flits review.)






Have you read any of these five novels? If so, what did you think of them?
Which other books can you recommend which have also been made into films?

13 comments:

  1. I read Still Alice and thought it was an ok read but it did drag in places. I DNFed the Hitchhiker's Guide after just a few chapters as I really disliked it.

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    1. I was underwhelmed by the Still Alice book, but thought the film better

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    1. I'm not sure that any would be your type of read?

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    1. The film was better than the book, I thought

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  4. Have generally been disappointed by film versions of books I have enjoyed (TV series are sometimes more faithful). Read all The Hitchhiker Books, Still Alice and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and rate them all but hated the TV series of the first (how many years ago was that?) and avoided the screen versions of the other two. Maybe it’s better to see the film/ TV series first and then read the book - certainly seems to have worked better for me with all kinds of novels, all the way from Gone with the Wind to Gone Girl.

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    1. Yeah, I'm showing my age with the Hitchhiker's TV series!
      I saw Diving Bell before I read it and the film-makers did a good job of the story. It's all very French so that helped for me because I love the style.
      I enjoyed reading Silk but haven't sought out the film because Keira Knightley in it and I can't really envisage her in any of the roles.

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  5. Hitchhiker's Guide was my first audiobook. I loved it and went back to check out the print version. I was wary of seeing the film adaption, but it was fun.

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    1. They did a pretty good job with the film and I thought Martin Freeman was a perfect Arthur Dent

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  6. I loved the Hitchhikers Series!! I watched the movie, but it just didn't live up to the book, of course. I think I saw some of the series too.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I listened to the Stephen Fry audiobook not so long ago and it took me right back to being a teenager again!

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