Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Question of the Week

Hi Everyone,

I'm even later with the question this week! (Grrr!) I really need to put an alert in my phone or something!

Anyway, here goes:

It's not uncommon for a movie to be based on a book. What stories have you both read and seen as a movie? Which did you like better; the book or the flick? Enqiring minds want to know...

Leave your answers below!!!


  1. Here's my list where the books are always better, of course:

    Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
    The Lost World by Michael Crichton
    Enjoyed the movies, but the books were a bit different and much better.
    Disclosure by Michael Crichton

    Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
    Needful Things by Stephen King (book was MUCH better, particularly the ending).
    Pet Semetery by Stephen King (book was much creepier).
    It by Stephen King (much better than the movie)

    The Chronicles of Narnia (So far, the books and movies are pretty equal for me on this one).

  2. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I preferred the ending of the movie, actually. Tighter, makes me bawl like a baby, though Amy Tan's storytelling and writing style are not to be missed.

  3. Oh! And The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. The movie was creepy-weird, summarized, and had a Hollywood ending. So I preferred the book there, even if it does get a bit heavy on medieval history.

  4. I actually wrote a blog post about this subject once. Here's the link http://abookagirlajourney.blogspot.com/2011/05/gone-with-ending.html :)

  5. Here are my book/movie comparisons

    Harry Potter 1 - book better
    Harry Potter 2 - movie better
    Harry Potter 3 - was close but boom better
    Harry Potter 4 - movie WAY better

    Twilight - book better

    LOTR - book better

    The Kings Damsel bk/Quest for Camelot mv
    Movie was way different from the book. I liked the movie alot better.

    Eragon - book better

    The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe: same
    Prince Caspian: movie better

    Hmm.. can't think of any more at the moment

  6. Thanks for the comments you guys! It's great to hear from you all! I hope everything is going well with each of your endeavors!! :o)Keep the great comments coming!!!

  7. I just read The Vampires's Assistant by Darren Shan and then watched the movie - books definitely better!

  8. Off the top of my head:

    FORREST GUMP - Loved both the film and the book

    THE DA VINCI CODE - Book was much better

    ANGELS & DEMONS - Liked them both: Ewan McGregor helped make the film

    JURASSIC PARK - Loved the film

    JAWS - Preferred the book

    LOTR - Great films. Tried reading the book but just could not plough through it

    INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE - Both. Tom Cruise AND Brad Pitt? :swoons:

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  9. Chocolat, novel by Joanne Harris. Normally, I like books better than movies based on them, but in this case I enjoyed them both. I love Joanne Harris's novels. The movie was well-made, the changes from the book were acceptable in my opinion. Lasse Halström is a great director and the fact that Jonny Depp, Juliette Binoche and Judi Dench were in it made it all the more enjoyable.