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Book vs. Adaptation

Book vs. Adaptation

Book vs. Adaptation: Strike

Title: Strike/Cormoran Strike Series
Author: Robert Galbraith
Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
Purchase: The Cuckoo’s Calling | The Silkworm

Cormoran Strike, a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street, uses his unique insight and his background as a Special Investigation Branch Investigator to solve three complex cases that have eluded the police.

The TV adaptation of the Cormoran Strike books premiered on BBC on the 27th of August. So far, episodes have premiered on both The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. Despite the fact that only wrote about The Cuckoo’s Calling on my blog, I love the entire book series and was really excited when I heard that it was being adapted for television. The TV series has largerly lived up to my expectations, in part because of the superb casting and acting.

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Book vs. Adaptation: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

book-vs-movie-fantastic-beastsTitle: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Author: J.K. Rowling
Directed by: David Yates
Genre(s): Fantasy

❝ The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.❞

At long last I got to revisit the Wizarding World which I have come to love so much as a child and teen, and it was wonderful and everything I had hoped for. This Book Vs. Movie review is slightly different in the sense that there isn’t really a book plot to compare to the movie to, but I wanted to do a review anyway. Continue reading

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Book vs. Adaptation: Mockingjay Part 2

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Title: Mockingjay (Part 2)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Purchase: Amazon

❝ As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.❞

I have been looking forward to this final installment for months, and it certainly did not disappoint. Though quite the emotional roller-coaster, Mockingjay Part 2 has brought an end to The Hunger Games series in a spectacular and satisfying way. Continue reading

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Book vs. Adaptation: Love, Rosie

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Title: Love, Rosie/Where Rainbows End
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Directed by: Christian Ditter
Genre(s)Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon

❝ Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn’t possibly be right for one another…or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.❞

I’m slightly  late to the party, but I only got to watch the movie last week and I could not resist a book vs. movie comparison. While the movie was definitely swoon-worthy and enjoyable, it wasn’t as inspiring as the book. I liked it less because many aspects of the story were changed or omitted.

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Book vs. Adaptation: Mockingjay Part 1

Title: Mockingjay (Part 1)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Purchase: Amazon
❝ When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.❞
Mockingjay was my least favorite book out of the entire series, which was partly because of the lack of arena. One of its strengths, however, was that it allowed more focus on other themes such as the sorrow and desperation characters felt and the way the districts rebelled against the Capitol. All in all, the movie managed to capture these things almost perfectly while also sticking mainly to the original plot.  

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