Here is this week’s Booking Through Thursday:
Even though it’s usually a mistake (grin) … do movies made out of books make you want to read the original?
Several movies from books have made me want to read the book. In fact, I’ve discovered writers like Michael Chabon after I’ve seen movies made from their books. I saw the film version of Wonder Boys before I read the novel. Both are equally good, and neither disappoints. On the other hand, Sideways — another novel I read after seeing the film — disappointed me. The novel isn’t horrible, but gets derailed by some contrived plot points that are rehashed or deleted in the film, making the film an excellent adaptation.