Tag Archives: books made into films

The Maze Runner movie is coming

 The Maze Runner by James Dashner is incredibly descriptive, elaborate storytelling and full of emotion. It is well written with likeable characters, clever plot twists and will surely evoke mixed emotions as you read. It gave me chills, it made me laugh out loud and it even moved me to tears in parts. Admittedly the story is slow […]

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The fault in our stars: why is it that the complex books are now written for teenagers?

The fault in our stars is not about cancer, although the lead characters meet in a cancer support group. It’s a book about dealing with the universe’s lack of empathy. It does have a sweet romance, and some tragic parts in it, because fate is conspiring against the lovers. I don’t consider that a spoiler […]

Absolute worst book to movie conversion?

We recently had a World War Z competition, and that film’s taken some criticism from fans of the book. It’s a wildly popular film, but it doesn’t have the feel of a Ken Burns documentary, as the book does. This has led me to ponder: what’s the worst ever attempt to make a book into […]

The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien Post by Kyla. It’s nowhere near as long as any of the Lord of the Rings novels, so please try and read The Hobbit before you see the movie or the DVD! The book describes the finding of the ring so essential to the stories that follow. The […]

War Horse

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Post by Sharon Barclay. War horse, inspired by a painting by Captain James Nicholls, is a poignant story of one horse’s experience in the First World War and the unbreakable bond he forms with a boy named Albert. Narrated by Joey, a red bay horse with a distinctive white cross […]

Steig Larsson – The Man Who Left Too Soon

The Man Who Left Too Soon by Barry Forshaw. Since reading the three best-selling novels by Steig Larsson I have been interested in knowing more about the author, who died after finishing only three of the ten book series that he planned – a fourth book was partially completed on Steig Larsson’s laptop computer when he died. This book […]

“I saw something nasty in the woodshed”

Cold Comfort Farm  Stella Gibbons “I saw something nasty in the woodshed”      This has to be one of the most known quotes but I’m guessing a lot of people would have no idea, or forgotten,  that it comes from this wonderful 1930’s classic novel. It was a pleasure to re-read this classic, a bit like re-visiting an […]

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

The Lincoln Lawyerby Michael Connelly. For Mickey Haller, being a lawyer is a job unconnected with the guilt or innocence of his clients. When he is offered a franchise case with an expensive trial and many billable hours by a rich Beverly Hills man who has been arrested for assault, Mickey thinks he has got […]

Chris Gardner’s The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardners’ mother told him when he was a young boy “If you want to, one day you could make a million dollars” and her advice stayed with him and helped to steer Chris through the years of his tumultuous life. His mother’s core message was not so much about money but rather trying to […]

The delectable Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“Everything in this room is eatable. In fact even I am eatable, but that is called cannibalism my dear children and is frowned upon in most civilizations” (Willy Wonka). Five golden tickets are hidden within five "Wonka Bars" to be unwrapped by five lucky recipients. The coveted golden tickets will win the ticket holders a […]

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