Book and Movie Club
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Whether you've seen a recent movie and want to find a book to match, or if you've read a great book and hear there will be a movie coming based on that text, this is your place to check out what's happening. And when you've got something to say about the book/movie matchup, let us know. We'd love to post your comments here to inspire others to follow in your movie foot steps! Just send your comments to: email@example.com - Thanks and enjoy your night at the cinema! Linda
Past Selections of Interest
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Inferno - by Dan Brown - this book led to the movie with Tom Hanks in the primary role
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain - from book to stirring movie
Dennis Lehane's novel Live By Night stars Ben Affleck in the title role of the movie
Silence - a novel by Shusaku Endo was made into a movie by Martin Scorsese
Alice Munro's Julieta - three stories - inspired the movie by Pedro Almodovar
Big LIttle Lies is a book by Liane Moriarty which Stephen King calls "A hell of a good book. Funny and scary." Wonder what the HBO mini-series has to offer?
The Great Wall - novelization of movie by Mark Morris - in theaters right now, starring Matt Damon!
>>> Movie Review: The Great Wall is magnificent; it is brutal; it is awe-inspiring. With stunning costumes, splendid scenery, and a unique plotline, this is a movie that will entertain your socks off! Oh, and it's got Matt Damon and a cast of thousands, both real and imaginery. What could be better?!
>>> Book Review: This book is a novelization made from the movie, so not much is different here, except all the visuals and sounds are left to the imagination of the reader. Whether you read the book first or see the movie first, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well they both meet expectations.
Kong: Skull Island by Tim Lebbon
>>> Movie Review: Skull Island is filled with the kind of perfect CGI that makes you forget it's not real. I consider this the best Kong movie ever and it appears it is the lead for a series. I want more!!
The Circle by Dave Eggers
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
>>> Movie Review: I found The Shack (movie) to be faithful to the original story. With stand-out actors and a heart-warming theme about the love of God for creation, I was very moved. It's for those who have a hard time matching what goes on in the world with the idea of a "loving" creator. Lots to think about in this one.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly - this book led to the movie - lots of awards for this movie
New Titles You May Want to Read/See
Fences by August Wilson
The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Handmaid'sTale by Margaret Atwood
T2 Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 inspired by the movie
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Beauty and the Beast - various
I Am Not Your Negro - texts by James Baldwin to support the film
Lion - a Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley - this book led to the award-winning movie
Wonder Woman by Nancy Holder - novelization of the movie
The White Princess by Philippa Gregory now a Starz original series
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - now a Starz Original Series
The Son by Philipp Meyer - now an AMC original TV series
The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques - now an HBO Film
The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - now an HBO Film
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick - nowan Amazon original series