Book v Film

It is often said that the book is always better than the film.  But is that really always the case?

There are 3 films in particular that I felt were very powerful and moving.  They are:

The Book Thief, book written by Markus Zusak

Gone Girl, book written by Gillian Flynn, and

The Great Gatsby, book written by F Scott Fitzgerald

Although I have seen these films, I haven’t read the books, so I want to hear what you guys think.  Once I know the plot, I feel like the magic of a story is lost for me, so I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to the books, especially when there are so many other great novels out there.

I think that what made the films The Book Thief and The Great Gatsby work so well, was the role of the narrator (or voice over) which ensured that several of important lines of the books were well conveyed.

Let me know your thoughts – I welcome your comments!

If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch.


Book Review by Cari Mayhew.

Link to book on Amazon

This book is part whodunit and part thriller– but not in equal measures.

The central character, Alex, wakes up to find he has been in a coma for over a year – but everyone still thinks he is in the coma – he cannot move a finger.  He gathers from his visitors that he had an accident while rock climbing but he has no recollection of what happened.  Halfway through the book, Alex finds out that he was a victim of attempted murder, and tries his utmost to work out who would want to do it and how it could have happened.  Continue reading If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch.

Book Blog by Cari

A big hello and welcome!  I’m Cari and this is my latest book news and reviews blog, combining books from a few select genres – see the menu in the sidebar.  The above collage shows some highlights.  I love a good thriller and page-turner or a book that can take me to another place or time.  Other times I want to learn about the real world and address the matters that face the world today.