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Old 06-25-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:22 AM
 
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Caves of Steel, or just about anything else by Isaac Asimov.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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Well as we all know the movies usually do NOT do justice to the books, but just the same I would like the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society to be made into a movie.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Would love to see Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell made into a movie - I think there's been talk for a long time ....
I loved that book, and it would make a great film, or even a BBC-type miniseries.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:01 AM
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I thought it would be fun to discuss favorite tomes that have a massive following, but for whatever reason have not been turned into movies yet.

For me it's "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. I looooveee this series of books and have re-read many times.

The books are fascinating, well researched, humorous, sexy, romantic and heartbreaking. They area little hard to classify in any one genre -- part historical fiction, part sci-fi, part romance. I guess!

I suppose that's why no movie has been made -- too long and complex!

Let's hear yours!
I am going to have read Outlander. It keeps popping up in conversations by people who have loved it. I was hesitant to read it because while I love historical fiction, I'm not big on the sci-fi part of it, but hey, it doesn't hurt to expand one's horizons.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:03 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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One of my all time favorite books is "The Far Pavillions" - It's been made into a movie (which I've not seen) but the reviews were terrible. I'd love to see it made into a good movie...

Would love to see Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell made into a movie - I think there's been talk for a long time ....
I didn't see the movie but I remember the ads with pictures of Amy Irving plastered with brown makeup to make her look Indian and that was sort of disturbing.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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I forgot to mention, "Night Without End." I have no idea why there is not a bigger interest in Alistair MacLean's novels, they're very thrilling.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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I usually hate stories about blind people but I love this one:

Amazon.com: The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story (9781883423131): Rosalind Perman: Books
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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Peirs Anthony's Incarnations Of Immortality.

The story would put the freeking Vampire and little miss Bella to shame.
I like the books, the movie's kinda just...
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:23 AM
 
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I would love to see the Mitford series made into a movie...or two.
Oh my GOSH! Did anyone see that appalling version of At Home in Mitford on the Hallmark Chanel last night??? It was an absolute travesty!

I had always thought the Mitford series of books by Jan Karon would make a GREAT television series, like the Doc Martin shows on PBS. Never happened, but when I saw the tv movie At Home in Mitford advertised I was so excited!

It was TERRIBLE! They turned it into a sappy romance, with Cynthia as the main character. It was really badly written (the teleplay).

I wonder if Jan Karon approved this? I hope she at least made big bucks off of it.

And I hope sometime in the future another movie of these books is made that sticks with the original intent and tone of the books.

(PS - in searching for a thread about Mitford I came across this one, which seemed to apply to what I wanted to talk about. Interesting that the first post was about Outlander! A lot of people love the current tv series about these books. I haven't watched them, so don't have an opinion about them.)
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