This edition of Adaptations That Made Me Want To Read The Book is a little different. It’s almost more of a tbr, really. Almost. Having seen the adaptations of these books has pushed me to hurry up and get around the finally reading them. You can find my previous posts HERE and HERE.
The Martian, Andy Weir
The book was receiving nothing but 5 star rave reviews, but it was the increasing movie buzz that finally made me pick up a copy of The Martian. Although the film is supposed to be released sometime later this year, there is still only a rather intense looking teaser trailer available. But whatever, I don’t even need to see a trailer if the film is anywhere near as great as the book.
EDIT: the trailer was released on Monday and it looks bloody amazing.
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
An all time favourite that I hadn’t returned to in years. The Outlander TV show put the series back onto my radar though, and after reading the latest two installments of the series I needed to return to the beginning. I’m pleased to report that the magic is still there, and that the (in my unpopular opinion) underwhelming TV series hasn’t dampened my love for the book and the characters.
Poldark, Graham Winston
I like historical dramas and Poldark was, for me, everything I wanted the Outlander TV series to be. The setting is so lovely, the characters so interesting, and the plot so fast paced and dramatic that I need to know how the books measure up! Next time I’m feeling in the mood for a chunky historical series, I’ll be picking this one up.
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
Another all time favourite, though this time I’m talking about the adaptation. As for the book? I read about half of it a few years ago but then returned the copy to the library and never got around to finishing it. I do remember it being even more dark and twisted than the film, and I owe it to myself to finish it off.
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Another case of liking the film, hearing great things about the book, and seeing it sit on my mental tbr for years. World War Two dramas are kind of my thing, so I know I’m going to like it, I just haven’t ever got around to it.