Thursday, March 12, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - March 12


Oooh, I like this prompt. . .

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?

Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?


I used to think that EVERY book I loved should be made into a movie but I have definitely changed my mind about that. I've been so disappointed by so many books turned movie that I'm getting a bit jaded; although there are several that I thought were great.

I would like to see what they would do with The Time Traveler's Wife. Actually I think they may be making that movie but if they aren't, they really should. It would be a challenge but it could be great. I'd also like to see the Heather Wells series by Meg Cabot put on screen. I think that series could be really fun. I'd put my request in for a live action Hobbit but we already know that's happening.

As for what should NEVER be made into a movie . . . Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortinson. I think the book should stand alone. No movie is necessary or could ever convey the struggles he went through to get schools built in Pakistan and Afghanistan. I also don't think they should make any movies on the truly bizarre books by Christopher Moore. It would never, ever, work in my opinion.

6 comments:

Matt said...

The Benjamin Button movie reminds me of The Time Traveler's Wife, which will make great movie material.

Girl That Reads said...

I used to be like that too! I used to want to see every book made into a movie, but I've since realized that it takes a certain kind of book to translate well.

Nely said...

I didn't list The Time Traveler's Wife as one of my books to movies list because they are making. I believe Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams will be playing Henry and Clare. (swoons) I love Eric Bana!

Charli and me said...

I know what you mean. I am usually disappointed with movies made from books I've read too. One that I did like was 'The Notebook'

Jess said...

I agree with your Christopher Moore comment. Could you see Fluke as a movie? Whales that were really ships for aliens? Yeah, much better to stay in delightful book form.

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Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I love seeing books turned into movies as long as they're done right. Sadly, so often they are not. I need to read The Time Traveler's Wife. It's been on my shelf for ages!