Melody

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Tami inspired this week’s question:

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?

Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?

I don't know why, but fantasy is the first thing that flashed into my mind after reading these questions. Like books, movies is another form of an escapism for me so I am always looking for actions, intrigue, great special effects and a toss of some magical/fantasy elements and it would make a good movie material in my opinion. For example, The Lord of the Rings is one excellent example although I have not read the books yet. (Don't get me wrong, other genres do interest me too but I am thinking more of the fantasy genre when it comes to movies.)

There are so many fantasy books out there that have great potentials into making a movie but for some reasons, these books stand out on my list:

  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (This is about a boy whom has lost his mother to cancer and isolated himself but he loves reading and one day, he realized he could hear things and feel emotions from the books. From there, he enters into a strange new world where he would get to encounter a pack of hungry wolves and all various strange creatures, including the Crooked Man, which is an evil troll who frightens him most and will try all ways to tempt him in order to gain his power over the kingdom.) I find this premise highly fascinating and another thing that wowed me is some re-tellings of fairy tales/folk tales which also mingled into this story.

  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (A beautiful re-telling tale from the Grimm Brothers, and what's more there is some romance in it too.)

  • Feast of Souls by C.S. Friedman (A dark magical tale full of magic and sorcery. This is a story about a girl's journey to become a powerful Magister, one whom has more power than any sorcerers on earth. Readers will learn about the positive and negative of the human's nature disposition through this story in which I find it to be enlightening in some ways.)

  • And of course, any Neil Gaiman's books.

So, which books would you like to be made into movies?

22 Responses
  1. Nise' Says:

    I've got The Goose Girl on my stack! I may have to move it up! Love your blog design.


  2. Alice Teh Says:

    I've got Goose Girl and the other 2 books in the series. They're also part of my 999 Challenge. :D


  3. JessicaLeigh Says:

    The Book of Lost Things sounds like a good one! I'd like to see that portrayed by a movie.


  4. Melody Says:

    Nise' - Thanks! I hope you'd read The Goose Girl soon!

    Alice - Great! I can't wait to read your thoughts on The Goose Girl if you get to it! Enna Burning is equally great too!

    Jessica - It sure is IMO. ;)


  5. Blodeuedd Says:

    I do love fantasy so I agree on those :D


  6. Jo Says:

    Somebody really should make The Book of Lost Things. I love that book and it could makea god film.


  7. Beth F Says:

    Good choices. Fantasy always looks so great on the screen.


  8. Jess Says:

    Great choices!

    http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday.html


  9. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I haven't read any of the books that you listed (except the Neil Gaiman ones of course- I think all of his books should automatically be made into movies... kind of like Stephen King lol) but I have heard a lot about the first two and I have to agree.


  10. Nymeth Says:

    I can totally see The Goose Girl as a lovely movie :) The Book of Lost Things I have a harder time imagining, but I'd love to be surprised.


  11. Trish Says:

    Oooh...need to read The Book of Lost Things soon! The Eyre Affair--the book I just finished--would make a really fun movie! Kind of a fantasy type.


  12. naida Says:

    I have The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale in my TBR and cant wait to get to reading it!

    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/


  13. Julia Says:

    Never heard of those 3 books you mention but I do love Lord of the Ring movie series. They were an awesome movies!

    I've like action/adventures and comedies in movies I seen over the years. I still love action pack/adventures movies and can pictures some of my favorite romance suspense books (series) turn into a movie.

    I would LOVE to see Outlander sereis turn into a movie. The book(s) is one of the bestest series I ever read. I'm glad to hear that it will happen soon! Can't wait!


  14. Stephanie Says:

    I read both The Goose Girl and The Book of Lost Things last year and enjoyed them both. I'm not sure if I would want The Book of Lost Things to be made into a movie, just because I loved the book SO much that I can't imagine it would live up to my expectations.


  15. Debi Says:

    Oh, done right, I think The Goose Girl would be a wonderful, wonderful movie!


  16. Melody Says:

    Blodeuedd - I love exploring the magical realms in fantasy genre! They're always so much fun!

    Jo - I think so too! :)

    Beth - Exactly! And besides the stories and the special effects, I think their costumes are very nice too!

    Jess - Thanks! :)

    Jen - I'd be very HAPPY if all Neil Gaiman's books are made into movies. Stardust and Coraline are both fine examples and a great start!!!

    Nymeth - I agree The Book of Lost Things would be one challenging movie to make, hehe... but I always love a good surprse! ;)

    Trish - I haven't read The Eyre Affair but I might after reading your lovely review!

    Naida - I hope you'd read The Goose Girl soon!

    Julia - I didn't know that The Outlanders series will be made into movies! That must be exciting news to all the fans of this series! :D

    Stephanie - I really enjoyed reading The Book of Lost Things and am really intrigued on how it'd look on movies, although deep down I know it'd never compared to the book. ;)

    Debi - I'd love to see Enna Burning be made into a movie too. ;P


  17. Matt Says:

    I have been confused about The Book Thief and The Book of Lost Things. I haven't read neither but they seem to make great movies. :)


  18. Melody Says:

    Matt - I understand... their titles sound almost alike! I haven't read The Book Thief but I've heard raves about this book. I can't wait to read it since I've it in my pile! ;)


  19. I love the Lord of the Rings movies too. I haven't read any of the books you mention wanting to be made into movies, but I can picture them as movies just from your descriptions.


  20. Melody Says:

    Wendy - I can only wish that they would be made into movies, hehe.


  21. Iliana Says:

    I think fantasy books are great for movies of course for all those wild visuals.

    I would love to see one of my favorite mystery series on screen but then of course I'd have to keep my fingers crossed that they wouldn't mess up my characters :)


  22. Melody Says:

    Iliana - I guess I'm geared towards visuals when movies is concerned. However, books is another different matter! ;)