Well, 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:
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Midwich Cuckoo by John Wyndham (filmed twice as Village of the Damned)
- Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong (filmed as Don’t Bother to Knock)
- Fedora by Tom Tryon
- I Thank a Fool by Audrey Erskine Lindop
- The Letter by Somerset Maugham
- Magic by William Goldman
- Some Must Watch by Ethel Lina White (filmed often as The Spiral Staircase)
For the complete list, just click here!
Thank you Katie for organising this great Challenge.
I reckon there’s really two of you. 😀
Seriously though, well done that man.
I keep Mr Hyde shackled to my computer in the loft together with a portrait of me that keeps getting handsomer 🙂 Thanks for all the amazing conversations Colin – wouldn’t be worth the effort otherwise.
Likewise – not much of a conversation if it’s only going one way.
I’m quite impressed, Sergio! This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Margot – very kind – not so much sharing as extreme showing off … 🙂
That’s great…46 reviews… Was it an easy task? Because you have to review both book and movie…Hats off to you.
Very kind – thanks.
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!
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.
Thank you Tracy for the kid words and for your crucial participation in the challenge!
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.
Yes, that adaptation for COLUMBO remains highly strange!
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….
That is very kind of you – I suspect I will definitely be taking it a bit easier next year though … I don;t know how the hell you manage a post a day, I really doin’t