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I’m sure every reader has felt the same pain when one of their favourite books is adapted into a film and it’s awful…but this isn’t always the case (I’m fighting against that the book was better reader stereotype)!
Here are my top four book to screen adaptions that I loved!
1. Poldark by Winston Graham (BBC Series)
I actually watched the first three series of Poldark (I cannot wait for series four) before I read any of the books (although I’d bought the first three books after watching series one…oops). I’ve only read books one to three and I know there are a lot more in the series but I loved them and definitely plan to read the rest at some point. I think Aidan Turner is perfect as Ross Poldark and I love Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza (Aunt Agatha was my favourite character though) and this is one book to screen adaption that I absolutely love!
2. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (3-Part BBC Drama)
Are you sensing a theme with BBC dramas yet?
Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors and this is my favourite book by her to date. When this three-part drama was first aired, I didn’t watch it, however, it recently came back onto BBC iPlayer and I loved it! I feel like it didn’t miss out any (important) parts of the book and covered it really well – I really enjoyed watching it!
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis (Disney Film)
Although I haven’t read this book for a while, I have read it more than once. I love the Narnia series, but in this case, I actually preferred the film to the book! I feel like the casting was done really well and, although some parts were changed, the film overall was really good (it’s my favourite of all three Narnia films)!
4. The Host by Stephanie Meyer (2013 Film)
If any of you are followers or regular readers of my blog, you’ll be sick of hearing about this book and probably not surprised that it’s on this list! I loved the book and never tire of re-reading it and I love the film almost as much (although I do have some complaints, like the colour of the Seeker’s hair, but we’ll ignore that).
Do you have any favourite book to screen adaptions or do you share any of mine?