I like to find out what movies coming out are based on books that way I can find time to read them first. I found this article 10 Books Coming to a Movie Theater Near You and wanted to share the ones that seemed interesting to me. Without further ado here they are.
On Goodreads the reviews are mixed. The ones that gave it a low star rating said the writing was bad but the story was good. Something to keep in mind when you pick the book up.
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story
by Diane Ackerman
“I watched her face switch among the radio stations of memory”
― Diane Ackerman,
Another book where the negatives were from the writing style. On Goodreads, they mentioned her creative non-fiction techniques were not up to par.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
by David Grann
“Instead, the terrain looked like Nebraska—perpetual plains that faded into the horizon. When I asked Taukane where the forest was, he said, simply, “Gone.”
― David Grann,
This time, instead of poor writing skills the consensus on Goodreads is that the ending is open ended with no real closer. Makes you wonder what the ending of the movie will be like.
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel
by M.L. Stedman
“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.”
― M.L. Stedman,
The negatives for this book seemed to be about characterization. The reviews on Goodreads mentioned it to be more plot driven than character driven. I wonder if the movie will make the characters better.
This was the only one that had a trailer.