Thursday, 30 August 2012

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Booking Through Thursday and a different question is posted every week. 

Do you find yourself thinking that the books you read would be good on film? Do you wish the things you watched on TV or in the movies were available as book?
Some really can’t be converted, of course, but some definitely can (and it’s not always the ones you think will work). There’s something to be said for different forms of media, but a good story is universal … or is it??

Sometimes when I'm reading and the author has done a tremendous job of describing a setting or location that it comes across as very visual, you can imagine it like it's playing on a screen in your head.  For example when I read Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake I thought that the eeriness and over all premise would transfer amazingly to screen.  However would I want it to be made into a movie?
If it was a faithful production of the book, yes.
Of course I'm an Austen fan, there have been legions of adaptations.  Some of them amazing, for example the BBC 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini series.  Then we have the 2005 movie which I personally think could have been better.
Austen's books have such appeal that we want to see more of them, in any form.
As with anything, some books to movie adaptations are better than others.


  1. That is the big problem, knowing if they're going to make an accurate film adaptation.

    1. If I could be assured they would make an accurate adaptation I would say 'YES! Make it a movie!'...but the problem is, too often, they don't.