“The book is always better than the movie.”
“But the film does things the book always can’t do.”
“But the book teaches you to tap into your imagination. And the movie always leaves out major things that are essential in the book!”
“But the movie gives you a whole another world to tap into-and isn’t it cool to see your characters brought to life?”
It’s a common debate: which is better – the book or the movie? But it isn’t always the movie, or always the book. It always depends. That’s why RFB is introducing a new series: Book vs. Film.
For every month, I will choose a new novel (anything from 90 to 250 pages) to read. Once I finish the book, I’ll watch its accompanying movie. At the end of the month, I’ll post reviews of both the novel and the film, and tell you which was better: the book or the movie.
I’ll take requests for novels/movies to review, and even read short stories and review its film (for example, the fantastic film, The Grey, was based on a short story).
For this month (July), I am reading Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. By the 30th, I’ll post my review of its film, directed by Mark Romanek.
As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
It might sound vague, but the book is getting very good. I’m excited!
Check back with RFB on the August 2nd!