I'm a bookworm who happens to love TV and movies just as much as I love books. So movies or TV shows that started as books?! I'm so game.
Usually, if there's a movie coming out that is based off of a book, I'll make sure I read the book first. TV shows based on books are a little different, they're usually based on a book series and sometimes I don't read those books. Movies, almost always yes, I've read the book.
This tends to create a problem. In my experience, 98% of the time the book is better than the movie. It's just fact. The book wins 98% of the time. I say 98% because I actually know of one movie/book that I preferred the movie. I know, I was as shocked as you are.
But sometimes the movies fall short.
And sometimes I get really frustrated.
And sometimes I walk out of the theater wanting to injure someone for screwing up a great book.
I know, I KNOW that to make a movie exactly like a book, the movie would have to be 6 hours+ long. Books can hold more content, so to make the movie, I know things need cut. I also know that movies flow differently than books, so sometimes things need rearranged or changed entirely. I know, okay? I really pride myself on being able to separate a book and a movie and thinking of them as 2 different things. This usually allows me to love a movie just as much as I love a book, even when they're different. But sometimes this doesn't work.
So today, here's a small sampling of books turned movies/TV shows and I'm asking YOU which you preferred..
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo book vs. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie
The Help book vs. The Help movie
My Sister's Keeper book vs. My Sister's Keeper movie
The Hunger Games book vs. The Hunger Games movie
Something Borrowed book vs. Something Borrowed movie
The Sookie Stackhouse series vs. True Blood tv series
P.S. I Love You book vs. P.S. I Love You movie
The Notebook book vs. The Notebook movie
Pretty Little Liars book series vs. Pretty Little Liars tv series
The Twilight Saga books vs. The Twilight Saga movies
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud book vs. Charlie St. Cloud movie
Harry Potter book series vs. Harry Potter movies
The Mortal Instruments City of Bones book vs. The Mortal Instruments City of Bones movie
Just curious what everyone thinks.
Also for a really good list of books turned into movies, check this out.
AND a super awesome list of books that are about to turn into movies! I'll be using this list to add books to my "Need to Read" list!