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Reads of the Month: Book to Screen

Whether it’s before or after you take your trip to the theater, I defiantly suggest pairing your experience with its originator. Reading it before leaves you mesmerized, able to follow the story line without a question and enjoy the emotion alongside cinematography. Reading it after provides you with answers, details and a moment of a-ha! So, as you hit the beach this summer or are looking for an activity on a muggy rainy day, remember these stories, both on page and in the theater.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This pick will be a re-read for me before I head to the theater. It’s one of those novels you always see on the featured table in almost every Barnes and Noble. Set in 1946, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a story that takes place on the island of Guernsey under German control. A woman receives note that her novel is beloved by a secret society that breaks curfew for book club.  Innocent until you realize its an onion of a tale, peeling back the mystery one layer at a time.

Reasons to view include details such as: it’s set in 1946,  Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Michiel Huisman, and Matthew Goode.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

I’m on this story for the movie and am convinced will need to purchase the book immediately after. The main character and writer of this autobiography is John Callahan.  At age 21, in 1972, Callanhan was in a car accident that involved drinking, his favorite activity.  The accident left him paralyzed and married to a wheel chair. For years he drank, hating life. Finally he decided to join AA where the people & his knack for cartooning changed his life forever.

Amazon Productions is responsible for this one and especially after Manchester by the Sea, I’m positive it therefore will not be a let down.  Staring in this film include Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Jack Black.  That basically is in the entire reason to go see it. A Jonah Hill with long blonde hair, btw, long blonde hair.

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Ready Player One

I viewed this film a couple months ago and keep circling back to my opinion of something missing. Don’t get me wrong, it was amazing (Especially in 3D, which is saying a lot because I hate 3D).  I have the feeling that there is far more to the story than the film was able to incorporate.

A world circa 2040 where the protagonist is on a mission to beat a world wide virtual video game.  If you win, you are gifted the creator’s fortune, aka everything.  The film was especially memorable because the team was able to capture what being in a virtual video game would truly look like.  I suppose with the novel, I’m looking to find what being in the game actually felt like.

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