Thursday, May 5, 2011
Booking Through Thursday
This week, Booking Through Thursday asks: Name one book that you hope never, ever, ever gets made into a movie (no matter how good that movie might be).
This is so hard. There are so many stories that are so perfectly written that they should never, ever be dismantled at the hands of crazy screenwriters. I remember coming across a conversation (and unfortunately I don't remember exactly whose blog it was on, sorry if it was you but my memory sometimes leaves something to be desired) about how so many books seem to be written to be screenplays originally and I don't like that. There are just some books that should remain books. Books can be more complicated than movies as they're allowed to use words to describe something that may not be totally apparent visually. I like that a lot.
One book that automatically comes to mind is "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. I think it would lose a lot of the power of the book if it became a movie. I would hate to see that. I think the appearance of Death as the narrator in a movie would really cheapen the whole experience.
So what say you? What book would you hate to see turned into a movie?