The other day I picked up 2 books from the used book place. I haven't found anything I like in a while so I was glad to see 2 familiar titles. Thankfully I haven't seen either movie.
I'm half way through Slumdog. It's well written and keeps me interested but there's a lot of ugliness in the story. I'll probably watch the films after reading these.
I hate reading a novel after seeing the movie. I'd seen The Time Traveler's Wife and enjoyed it but later read the book and loved it. The problem was that I couldn't help picturing the characters as they were in the movie. I'd rather imagine Henry not automatically see him as Eric Bana. After seeing The Lovely Bones I still want to read that book though. The Secret Life of Bees' movie was well done, I think. The Devil Wears Prada had many differences but still enjoyable. Atonement was an interesting movie but a bit of a boring read. The Namesake was an amazing book but the movie fell very short.
Read any good books lately? What film adaptations do you think were true to the book? Any movies better than the book?