Monday, September 28, 2009

From Books to Movies (or T.V.)

Last night I watched the movie Holes for the first time and I wished I had read the book first because I'm kind of a stickler for reading the book before I see the movie. If you're like me, then you'll want to read these books before you see the movie or, in one case, the t.v. show.

by Robert J. Sawyer
While pursuing an elusive nuclear particle, an experiment veers off course and for a few moments, the consciousness of the entire human race is thrown forward about twenty years, giving everyone a glimpse of their own future.
Now a show on ABC.

My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body.

The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Caught in an impossible-to-resolve situation that spans the boundaries of temporal reality, this tale of a plucky librarian who is accidentally cast back in time focuses on the romantic complications of time travel.

Julie and Julia
by Julie Powell
The author recounts how she escaped the doldrums of an unpromising career by mastering every recipe in Julia Child's 1961 classic, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," a year-long endeavor that transformed her life.

Public Enemies
by Brian Burrough
An analysis of Depression-era bank robbery and its most notorious figures discusses the factors that influenced the period's crime rates, the formation and early work of the FBI, and the contributions of J. Edgar Hoover.

by Sapphire
A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for sixteen-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African-American girl living in Harlem, raped and left pregnant by her father.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that flash foward was based off of a novel. I knew that sawyer had a novel by that name... MUST READ!