To Read or to Watch?
Have you ever been disappointed by a movie adaptation of a book? Fear not, this board is dedicated to great book/great movie combos. The only question is whether to read the book or watch the movie first...
Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love, always elusive, is scorned as illusion.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1980) with David Dixon
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy / with Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, and Zooey Deschanel
The Time Traveler's Wife / Audrey Niffenegger
Time Traveler's Wife / with Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell Summary: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father Mo, a bookbinder, can "read" fictional characters to life when an evil ruler named Capricorn, freed from the novel "Inkheart" years earlier, tries to force Mo to release an immortal monster from the story. ISBN 9780439709101 (pbk)
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Margaret Mitchell's epic 1936 bestseller 'Gone With the Wind.' book is chocker blocked full of adventure, war, upheaval, lust, angst, and suspense - and those are just a handful of the themes within its incredibly detailed plot. You can't go wrong with a novel that's been dubbed the American version of 'War & Peace!' | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
As if the idea of a haunted house wouldn't be terrifying enough, try coping with a haunted hotel packed to the rafters with ghouls and ghosts! Forget what you watched in the movie version because the original tale by Stephen King is an entirely different entity (pun intended). | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons
The Shining by Stephen King