Southern Book Tour 2012
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Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?
A: In trying to answer this question, my first thought was The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Y’all all know my hatred for the Twilight books. But I could fan=girl all over The Host. I love it! It could be an epically awesome adventure, or simply an epic fail. With a 50-50 spilt, why would you risk ruining something so great? Well, the Beautiful Woman at My Side [Rebecca] told me that there is a movie in the works. WHY!?!?! This may be another book-to-movie that I skip (verdict is still out on whether or not I’ll pay theater pricing to see the nearly-unanimous-critiqued mediocrity that is The Hunger Games).
My blog theme for April is the Southern Book Tour (I’m sure you’ve seen me promo-ing it often on Twitter!). So, with that in mind, I decided to pick a Southern book as an answer, too. I had to think hard, y’all. I finally settled on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. The book had this air of creepiness and mystery that I’m just not sure would translate to the silver screen. And, even though I’m not completely sold on whether or not this series lives up to the hype [my review], I think I would give a movie version a shot. Maybe it would surprise me and be better than the book.
What are you nervous about making the book-to-movie leap?
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