Some people don't like it when a book they have read is turned into a movie. It is never as good and they say it destroys the way they remember the book.
I like it, for me there is no down side.
Whether the movie is great or lousy it has no effect on how I feel about the book.
Even if the movie is terrible, I still get to experience someone else's view of something I care about. It is just like talking with someone about a book you have both read. Even if they disagree with you, the conversation is still fun.
Don't get me wrong, I can still be disappointed when a movie falls short or screws up a book. I want the movie to be good but if it isn't......I still have the book.
My favorite book of all time is Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and I think Peter Jackson did a great job with the movies. However, I hate the way Gimli was portraited. Jackson took one of my favorite characters and turned him into a punch line. But if I want to remember Gimli the way he is "supposed" to be, I can just reread the books.
Well, another series of books I love is being turned into a movie. George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has been made into a HBO series that just started this month.
If you have HBO, check it out.
The fact that I don't have HBO is driving me crazy.
If you don't you are stuck with me reading (or rereading) the books and waiting for Sno-Isle to get the season one DVD.
How do you feel when a favorite book of yours is turned into a movie?
Does seeing a movie change the way you envision a book when you reread it?
Nate - Snohomish Library Reference