Flick Buddies: Better Than The Book

One common conversation among bibliophiles is how film adaptations so often fail to live up to the books from which they are derived. Words like “depth”, “nuance”, and “characterization” are usually included in any comparison, with the film nearly always on the short end. So, it was with some interest that our Flick Buddies topic…


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Help! Help! A Giant Squid!

One of the things that a pale, befreckled person looks forward to during a beach vacation is reading. Reading on the shady deck in the morning, reading on the couch at midday and reading under an umbrella while out on the sand. And the book that I was most looking forward to reading was one…

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30 DoB Day 19: Favorite Book Turned Into A Movie

Next up in the 30 Days of Books list is that often testy intersection of books and movies: Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie Now, lots of my favorite books have been turned into movies – some done very well (To Kill A Mockingbird, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, In Cold Blood, the…

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