2014 Book to Movie Challenge – completed

BTM2-poster3Well, we all like a good sequel and when Katie over at her Doing Dewey blog asked me to co-host this challenge, I just couldn’t resist (hubris is a terrible thing)! I selected the Movie Auteur level (24 books to be reviewed and their accompanying film versions too) but seem to have gone a bit overboard …

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to review books and the movies which they’ve been made into”

I ended up reviewing 46 books and their movie adaptations – here were a few highlights …

 I was especially proud of my monster review of the short story collection The Saint in Europe by Leslie Charteris, all the stories from which were adapted for the Roger Moore TV show of the 1960s. I was also quite pleased with these:

For the complete list, just click here!

Thank you Katie for organising this great Challenge.

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16 Responses to 2014 Book to Movie Challenge – completed

  1. Colin says:

    I reckon there’s really two of you. 😀
    Seriously though, well done that man.

  2. Margot Kinberg says:

    I’m quite impressed, Sergio! This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Shalet Jimmy says:

    That’s great…46 reviews… Was it an easy task? Because you have to review both book and movie…Hats off to you.

  4. Sarah says:

    I’m impressed. I’m often sitting in front of my TV wondering what to watch and end up turning it off and picking up a book instead. Maybe I should try one of these films.

    • I know what you mean Sarah – especially in winter I’d rather cuddle up in bed with a book – however, having said that, I’ve clearly been spendign a lot fo time in front of the goggle box too!

  5. tracybham says:

    Just amazing, Sergio. One of my favorites that you did this year was RETURN OF THE THIN MAN. Which inspired me to buy the book. Also PRISONER’S BASE (Rex Stout). And THE SAINT IN EUROPE. Thanks for all those reviews.

  6. What a terrific list of books and movie adaptations! I used to read a lot of Ed McBain, but I never knew As Long As We Both Shall Live had been made into a movie.

  7. I love your film & book comparisons – feel I should be telling you to take it easier in 2015, but l can’t because I want to read more of them….

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