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May 14: Page to Screen Freebie (Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice versa, etc.)
Books and Movies that are Both Worth Your Time
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda; Becky Albertialli. Both super cute romances with an awkward protagonist.
Ready Player One; Ernest Cline. So the book has a million references the movie couldn’t have, but the special effects make up for it.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; Fannie Flagg. The movie isn’t perfect, but it still has the heart the book does.
Howl’s Moving Castle; Diana Wynne Jones. The movie lets Sophie down a bit, but the visuals are stunning, and there’s plenty of great lines.
Crazy Rich Asians; Kevin Kwan. Things happen a little more R-rated in the book, but only once or twice. A spectacle in both mediums.
Annihilation; Jeff Vandermeer. Book is weird, movie is weird. The story is pretty different, but the sense of confusion remains the same.
The Martian; Andy Weir. Action, science! and humor. The story works very well as a movie.
I actually liked the Crazy Rich Asians movie more than the book!
It was very pretty to look at wasn’t it?
It was! And so fun!