Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Books and Movies

Every now and again, don't you watch a great film and then find out it was adapted from a book?

You immediately rush out and get a copy of the book to fill in the gaps, answer niggling questions or find out how much is the Hollywood factor. Sometimes it is the other way round, you read the book and then go and see the movie. Many people become polarised on one side of the Books vs Movies debate, other times you are able to appreciate both for what they are. Here are a few books that have been turned into movies, let us know what you think about them and other titles that might tickle your fancy.

The Color Purple

The Notebook

Imitation of Life


Romeo and Juliet

What better way to enjoy the festive season with a movie and its accompanying book?


  1. I loved the color Purple and Twilight though I never saw the movies. R&J and the Notebook, both books and movies were great too.

    I also enjoyed the Michael Critchton, Stephen King, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown and James Patterson novel/movies.

  2. I love twilight, The Note book as wel las Romeo and Juliet nto minding how said it left. Even Lord of the rings was a book adaptation...

  3. i find that once i have watched the movie i am not bothered to read the book, but once i always wnat to see the movie adaptations of books to see if it fits how i built it up in my imagination!