Booking Through Thursday for May 28

Over at Booking Through Thursday, Deb wants to know:

What book would you love to see turned into a movie?

(Yes, with the understanding that it would be everything you hoped it could be, doing justice to the story, the characters, the writer’s vision, and so on. Not a hatchet-job horror.)

I’ve actually read quite a lot of books that I think would make great visual media, but shows like Outlander have shown me that miniseries are far better than movies for translating written works. Therefore, my answer is none, BUT, I would love to see a number of books translated to miniseries!

Books that would make great miniseries

  • Stigmata by Phyllis Perry. The story of a woman who experiences reincarnation memories and physical trauma connected to the life of her great-great-grandmother, who was a slave.
  • Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. Entirely in black & white with the occasional blue. I think it could be really well done, if done right!
  • Micro by Michael Crichton, and really anything else by Michael Crichton. With the exception of Jurassic Park, Crichton adaptations have not been supremely well-done, and I think it’s because SO much has to be cut for a 2-hour film. I’d love to see a miniseries of Micro, Timeline, or even one of his older medical dramas, like A Case of Need.

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Late 20's, Canadian, library technician, wife, dog mama, reader of all things written.
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One Response to Booking Through Thursday for May 28

  1. Lindsay says:

    I’ve never thought about turning books into miniseries, but I do love the 5-hour A&E Pride and Prejudice best, so that makes a lot of sense. Great spin on the prompt!


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