Book vs. Movie: The Girl on the Train

 

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is one thriller that needs to be on your to-be-read list. The characters are so well developed and the story is one that will keep you guessing right up until the end. An adaptation of any book is sure to be different from the original, however this film did a wonderful job of keeping most of the story intact. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

 

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As a fan of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,  Ransom Riggs, I was thrilled to see it become a movie. The fantastic setting and peculiarities of the children were captured so well and looked perfect on the screen. However, there are a few aspects of the book that weren’t as exciting as the book, which was a bit disappointing. I would recommend reading the book after watching the movie. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Light Between Oceans

 

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Book vs. Movie: The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman really is a story the will break your heart into a million pieces. Even though the book sounds so tragic. M.L. Stedman has crafted an incredible story and created characters that will stay with you long after reading. The movie adaptation is one that truly has beautiful cinematography and wonderful acting, however the screenplay does not live up to the original book. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The BFG by Roald Dahl

 

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Book vs. Movie: The BFG by Roald DahlTitle: The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: David Walliams
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall
Director: Stephen Spielberg
Screenplay: Melissa Mathison
Publication Date: June 28, 2013 (first published 1982)

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

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Book vs. Movie: The BFG

The BFG is simply put, classic Dahl. There is a fantastical world that the reader can get lost in, wonderful and vividly described characters and humorous word play. In the audio version narrated by David Walliams, we are given a voice to these relatable characters that makes the listener feel like part of the story. The film adaptation of this book has some fun aspects and maintains the theme of friendship from the original story, however, it falls short of Dahl’s original work and just doesn’t seem to measure up. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Me Before You

 

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Book vs. Movie: Me Before YouTitle: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin Books
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer
Director: Thea Sharrock
Screenplay: Jojo Moyes
Publication Date: December 31, 2012

five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

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Book vs. Movie: Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes will rip your heart out and make you contemplate the way you live your life. While the book has so much more to offer the reader, the film is a very well executed version of the novel. Most of the events and details from the book are included and are seamlessly translated to the screen. Readers will not be disappointed and those who have yet to read the book are never left in the dark, making this one of the best book to movie adaptations that I have seen in quite some time. Continue reading