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I highly, highly recommend 11/22/63. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time, and if someone didn't tell you Stephen King wrote it, you'd never know. Amazing, amazing book. They're making a movie out of it, directed by the guy that directed Silence of the Lambs. I'm cautiously optimistic.
Thanks for the heads up. I ordered the Odd Thomas books on Amazon today and need about three or four more. Someone told me about the Farseer books but it seems like you know your stuff. I'll have to order that one as well.
I've had to tell everyone I talk to to check it out, because I think it's that good. As someone who's read pretty much everything Stephen King has written, I do think he can be pretty hit-or-miss. But he nails it with 11/22/63.
The Godfather disagrees
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I am not ashamed to say the Hunger Games was pretty true to the book.
It wasn't even close Gonig.
Where to start. First of all the portrayals of the killings were weak at best. With all of the graphic violence in the book there was no shade of it in the movie. They completely got how Katniss got the Mockingjay pin incorrect, which isn't exactly a small part of that series. She got the thing in the Hob in the movie but was given it to her by the mayor's daughter Maggie in the book, who happened to get it from her aunt who was best friends with Katniss' mother when the aunt was selected to the Hunger Games. Actually the same year that Haymitch won the thing.
Peeta giving her the bread was shown like it was a recent event in the movie but it was stated over and over in the books that she was a younger kid when that happened, much younger. When Katniss gets the medicine for Peeta in the cave to save him it showed nothing about her having to drug him with a gift from the parachute.
Rue didn't give Kat the leaves while she was knocked out like it showed in the movie. Kat had already gone through her hallucinations before Rue ever helped her. Cato was already at the Cornucopia when the mutts showed up which is ass backwards. I mean I could keep going on just little simple stuff that they changed for no damn reason.
Never read the book or seen the movie so I have no idea about that one.
I have two thoughts on this issue:
1) I haven't seen or read The Hunger Games, but I've read that the violence of the movie was toned down in order to cater to a larger female audience that comes with having a female lead character.
2) In almost all instances of books, movies, music, and other entertainment, I almost always like the first version of anything better than any subsequent versions that I encounter. For instance, I like Friday Night Lights book, which I read first, way better than the movie; I like the Aerosmith version of Come Together, which I knew first, better than The Beatles version. I wonder if this might be the case for other people as well.
Wait, you have never seen The Godfather?
both of those were great movies - i agree with you
They're ok, I would put them on par with Lee Childs. Fun to read but hardly literature. Didn't really like the sports agent book I read but the others were fun. Could pretty easily be turned into a movie.
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