Book Blogger Hop 5/18-5/24

Book Blogger Hop

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I’m doing today’s post a bit late… or technically, yesterday’s post. It’s already past midnight! I have had the worst week so far. 😔🙈 But better late than never! 🙂

This week’s question:

What were your worst movies based off of books? (submitted by Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog)

My answer:

The first one that comes to mind is The Shining by Stephen King. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Everyone loves that movie! Even Stephen King himself loves that movie. It’s world-renowned. But as someone who read the book before watching the movie, it was a HORRIBLE adaptation. They changed sooo much, even the general premise! I can concede that it was a good movie on its own (if you completely ignore the book), but someday I would love to see a real, true adaptation of the book, which happens to be one of my favorite Stephen King novels.

What about you? What do you think is the worst book-to-movie adaptation? Leave me a comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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9 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop 5/18-5/24

  1. I like ‘The Shining’ as a film on its own, but I have yet to read the book so I can’t judge it as an adaptation just yet. I’m not surprised that they completely changed the storyline, however – the film industry does that to make it as appealing as possible to the audience to get money. For the authors who are in on the profit and get royalties out of it, most of the time they don’t care if the film differs from the book, as long as it makes the money.

    My own answer included the likes of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’. I like the film well enough if I separate it from the book series, but as an adaptation, I think it was done very badly.

    Feel free to check out my own answer if you wish!

    – Charlotte (InkBlottings)

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    1. You should read the book sometime, if you’re a fan of Stephen King’s writing. The entire premise is different! It’s not supposed to be a haunted hotel filled with evil ghosts, but instead the building itself is an evil sentient being. And don’t get me started on what they did to all of the characters. Jack, Wendy, Danny, even Dick Hallorann… They kept the names, but they’re absolutely nothing like their book counterparts! I was really disappointed by the movie. 😔 But I can see how it would be a good movie if you don’t know the book.

      I haven’t read the Mortal Instruments books yet (or seen the movie), so I can’t say anything about the differences there. But they are on my TBR list!

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      1. I’ll definitely get around to reading the book! I think it’ll be really interesting to see the differences between the novel and the film, especially since I didn’t know the original storyline before watching the film. Stephen King is great, so I’ll have to read it. 😊

        I definitely recommend TMI book series, and the series Shadowhunters is quite enjoyable even if it doesn’t follow the story exactly. The film is best enjoyed when you separate it from the books, but still! 😊

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  2. Hi! The last book that I read that was adapted into a movie was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I absolutely loved the book. It was a nearly perfect thriller with crazy twists and turns as you read every page. I had heard the movie was bad before I saw it. And that was unfortunately a completely accurate account of an amazing book that turned into a pretty unfortunately bad movie adaptation. Oh, well. That can’t all be perfect unfortunately, lol.

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    1. Oh I completely agree with this one! Read the book and loved it, but then watched the movie and hated it. But you’re right, they can’t all be perfect adaptations. And there ARE some really good adaptations, like (off the top of my head) The Help, The Giver, and LOTR. 🙂

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      1. I’m always looking for new great books that are adapted into good tv/movies, so I’ll definitely add those to my ongoing list of books to read. Thanks for the recommendations =).


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