Tag Archives: Books to Films

Cloud Atlas

As so often happens when I read a very good novel, I hesitate in stating that it is a masterful story or a work of genius. Generally it is simply a very good read and sometimes the story stays with … Continue reading

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

I read this lovely novel recently called The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Alison Anderson translator) and was pleasantly surprised to learn that it has also been made into a film. However being as that the book was … Continue reading

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PS I Love You

I watched a film last night called, PS I Love You with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, (who I first discovered in a small Scottish gem of a movie, Dear, Frankie (2004))based on Cecelia Ahern’s novel of the same title. … Continue reading

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An Education

I recently had the pleasure of watching An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig. It is a film based on Lynn Barber’s memoir of the same name. The screenplay is written by the brilliant Nick Hornby (About a Boy, High Fidelity) … Continue reading

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Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire

The film, Precious; based on the novel Push by Sapphire. I have not read the book, but have seen the film. Check out the link below; but be forewarned, this is NOT an easy film clip to watch and neither … Continue reading

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Dear John

Over the Christmas holidays, I read another ‘light’ read from Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember) the romance novelist who churns out these romantic stories, like Stephen King turns out best-sellers by the arm … Continue reading

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Stieg Larsson; The ‘Millenium’ trilogy

Happy new year, everyone! Welcome to ‘books to films’ for 2010! My first installment is Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy, namely the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which is a wonderfully engrossing murder mystery about a journalist, Mikael … Continue reading

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The Lovely Bones

We are almost into a new year and I have procrastinated long enough. It’s time for an update. With working full-time and with other responsibilities, I’ve neglected my resolution to keep writing on a more consistent basis. My bad. I … Continue reading

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The Reader, The Bridges…Sophie’s Choice

I read The Reader by Bernhard Schlink back in 2000 or so. I watched the movie on DVD a few weeks ago. I thoroughly enjoyed both.  Of course, books are, for the most part, better than film adaptations, but sometimes, … Continue reading

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Royal Wood; Juliet

This video is from a song by a Canadian singer/songwriter named Royal Wood and the song is called ‘Juliet’.  The lyrics are simply beautiful and haunting. The melody stays with you if you like the song. I find myself humming … Continue reading

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