Category: Book vs. Film

Book vs. Film – How I Live Now

Book vs. Film – How I Live Now

Be warned! Spoilers may occur! The Book: I adore this book. When I first read it in 2004 I wasn’t exactly enamored with the book.  But over the years this book has grown on me to become a firm classic of my childhood reading. The major theme of the book is survival-ship and how love can conquer all, war, separation and expectations. And I thought it showed the confusion of war really well. It’s not clear who the enemy is or what their motive is. I liked that the book is told from Daisy’s perspective, what she knows we know everything else is lost to us. So we do only get half the picture but that is the only picture that matters here. The writing is puzzling and limited, but this is necessary due to what is going on. Despite my initial feeling about this book, it clearly captured my heart and has left me talking about it for over a decade. The Film: So this film is pretty good right? I thought that the casting of the film, with Saoirse Ronan playing the lead Daisy and the others, suited the film. Daisy’s character is so much more bitchy here than I remember but it makes […]

Book vs. Film – The Maze Runner

Book vs. Film – The Maze Runner

Be warned! Spoilers may occur! The Book: This is a fabulous book. And one that is really easy to get into and the world. Even though it has its own slang! The book felt unique and compelling to read as we found out more about the Maze and the secrets that lie beyond. And despite being set in a dystopia world, this book manages to focus more on the survival skills required in the Maze rather than how different the world is compared to before. For example the glade has groups of people doing different tasks so that the group can survive. In all could have been an each for his own kind of affair… All the questions that you will have as you read the book are the same as all the characters. They enter the Maze with no memory of anything, who they are and where they come from is gone. They are at the same starting point as us. And the Maze is a puzzle waiting to be solved. This is a great little mystery and just when you think you’ve got everything sorted and understood, it changes. This may be a grim and gritty read, that is […]

Book vs. Film – The Princess Bride

Book vs. Film – The Princess Bride

Be warned! Spoilers may occur! The Book: I love that this is a story within a story, and that there have been add-ons and notes as the story has progressed in time, for example my edition talks a little about the film and its portrayal. Although I did buy into the fact that there is a full S. Morganstern’s version somewhere in the world. And I would really like to read that version 😉 It feels like the story is continuous and timeless. Something that can be read over and over again. It is a classic and one that can be easily read and enjoyed. I found that despite taking me time reading this book it was easy to pick up and get back into the story, right from the moment I left off. Maybe it is because I had watched the film before reading and so know the story already quite well. Or maybe it is the writing style that means that the book is so easy to get back into? One thing I know is that this is The Film: For me this is a film that give me feelings of nostalgia ever time I watch it. I remember […]