Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Over at io9, Esther Inglis-Arkell ranked ten classic YA books she wished were turned into movies.
I wasn't actually familiar with those, but it definitely got me thinking. Which book do you wish were turned into a movie?
This is a tricky, tricky choice for me. On the one hand, classics like The Great Gatsby and Moby-Dick are difficult to transition to the screen, which gives me pause about picking something too literary. On the other hand, who knew that The Godfather would have been so elevated in Francis Ford Coppola's hands?
It turns out that some of my initial choices are already in the works, including Child 44, which is currently in production, Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, which is rumored to be considered for a TV show, and Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem, also in development.
Thus, I would have to go with The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. What about you?
(And no, you're not allowed to answer "my own!")
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