Thursday, April 12, 2012

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And the AWESOME question of the week is:


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?


Product DetailsDragon books come immediately to mind. I just love Dragonflight too much to let it get into any filmaker's hands. Can you imagine what would happen to Firelight?
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I probably feel the same about Of Poseidon, now, too. There's something magical about the imagination that just doesn't translate to frantic 2-hr visuals.

Product DetailsSo... not just dragons, but all my fantastical worlds. I prefer so many of them right where they are... in a book!!!

What about you?






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28 comments:

  1. same here! I really don't like books to movie adaptations. although I love Dragons and seeing them on the big screen is always cool!

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    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  2. AMEN to the captcha eradication. i hate it!
    I haven't read any of the books you mentioned...:(


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  3. I absolutely love dragons as well. Only problem is that some of them fail big time once they hit the big screen.

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  4. I haven't read Of Poseidon yet but I really really want to! Amen to the captcha announcement, it's annoying when you have to spend more than five minutes trying to post a comment!

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  5. I haven't read any of those books! But I agree with you about certain worlds, they should be left to the reader's imaginations.

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  6. Hopping through. That reminds me that I still need to read Firelight. I've heard good things.
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  7. Hey hey, thanks for stopping by at my blog! I've never read Firelight but I heard a lot of good things about it :o I might check it out soon!

    Great picks~! ♥ New follower!

    xoxo,

    Gianna

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  8. I so need to link to your captcha education so more people will turn it off!!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog..I am already a follower of your newtworked blogs, google +. GFC, twitter and pinterest :)

    Froggy
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  9. I love reading fantasy that involves dragons and wouldn't mind seeing Firelight or Of Poseidon made into a movie, as long as they could do it right and bring in all of the right elements and make sure the audience both those who have and haven't read the books would be able to connect with it - without leaving anything out that was important and needed to be there. But, then again, this is Hollywood and I'm probably asking too much, huh?! lol.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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    1. jajajajaja That is asking a LOT!!!! Hilarious. If they did all that, I'd probably like the movie a lot!

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  10. I totally agree with being nervous about portrayals of favourite magical worlds in movies! I'm always so worried they won't match up or do justice!

    And I hadn't thought about dragon books, but honestly you're right! A bit of a rubbish special effect and it could mess up the whole thing!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

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  11. I haven't read either of your picks but I can see where you are coming from. In the end it's not that I don't want the books to be made into movies. I just don't want those movies to suck and in comparison to my favorite novels.. everything sucks. :DD

    Patricia // My FF

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  12. So very true. Dragon books would be hard to adapt to movies. Good choice. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. It seems the more fantastic a story is, the more imagination involved, the riskier the adaptation - especially when dragons are involved. It's not just a matter of budget, it's a matter of matching what the reader has already created in their own mind. Hollywood can rarely measure up.

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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  14. Truthfully, I have never read the dragon riders book *sheepish grin* However, many friends have. From what they have said, I don't think a film adaptation would be very good!

    Hey, thanks for stopping by! I'm returning the follow ^_^

    sinn @ sinnful books

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  15. Oooh - I have Of Poseidon, but I still need to read it. New follower :)

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  16. I haven't read Firelight yet. But with knowing generally what it is about I also can't imagine that that would be a good adaption either. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I am sharing some of the love back and following as well. =D

    Cassie @ The Anfractuous Bookaholic

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  17. Hopping by, have a great week-end.

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  18. Great Picks! I love your captcha statement. I'm a new GFC follower. Have a great weekend!

    Here’s my FF

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  19. That's the curse of fantasy and paranormal novels. When translated to movies they sometimes lost the magic due to ugly computer graphics, or just... bad acting lol
    :) New follower

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  20. Happy FF! Just sneaking through to say hey. I'm a new follower!

    I hope you're stop by & visit me too.

    Jenny @ Into the Morning Reads

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  21. I haven't read these ones, but I understand it"s very difficult to have a great movie when we love a book.

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  22. Oh man Of Poseidon would be a good one to do! I'd like to see that happen. I like it when the director is partial to the book. They should be using it as a guide!

    Thanks for the follow. Following via Twitter!

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  23. Hi Laura!!!!

    I own Firelight yet I have yet to read it, also I'm starting Of Poseidon this weekend so I can't agree or disagree with you, but I'll take your word for it that they're awesomeness will be difficult to live upto!!:)
    Thanks for visiting, always happy to see you visit!! Hope your weekend is wonderful! XO

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  24. You're right, fantasy books in general are really hard to develop into movies! Thanks for stopping by!

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