Good Books...Good Movies

2006-03-05 22:47 - General

I just saw a list of must read books, according to librarians. Some I haven't heard of, and lots I've heard of ... because of the movie adaptation. I decided to check exactly how many have become movies. It turns out, a lot. The links below are just a selection, with ellipses where there are really too many for me to bother with.

Rank Book Title Author Movie?
1 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Yes
2 The Bible   Yes, too many to count
3 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy JRR Tolkien Yes
4 1984 George Orwell Yes
5 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Yes, 2, 3...
6 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Yes, 2, 3, 4...
7 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Yes, 2, 3...
8 All Quiet on the Western Front E M Remarque Yes, 2, 3, 4
9 His Dark Materials Trilogy Phillip Pullman Almost
10 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks No
11 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Yes
12 The Lord of the Flies William Golding Yes, 2
13 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon No
14 Tess of the D'urbevilles Thomas Hardy Yes
15 Winnie the Pooh AA Milne Yes, too many to count
16 Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte Yes, 2, 3...
17 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Graham Yes, 2, 3...
18 Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell Yes, 2...
19 Great Expectations Charles Dickens Yes, 2...
20 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger No
21 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold No
22 The Prophet Khalil Gibran No
23 David Copperfield Charles Dickens Yes, 2...
24 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho No
25 The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov Yes
26 Life of Pi Yann Martel No
27 Middlemarch George Eliot Yes
28 The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver No
29 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess Yes
30 A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzenhitsyn No

(Okay, this is just based off of Amazon's database. But it's pretty near comprehensive, eh?)

Comments:

Movie/Books
0000-00-00 00:00 - kathaclysm
They're making a movie of The Life of Pi... and a lot of the others that are on the list that aren't movies yet are recent releases. I didn't like Lovely Bones all that much actually...

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