Movies Vs. Books

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Day 333

We do not watch movies nearly as much as we once did. It seems like our priorities are such that dedicating 2 hours to a movie challenges how frugal we are with our time. We tend to watch a movie or two when the grandkids are here.

Saturday evening we found a movie we both wanted to see — The Bookshop. The movie was a bit slow to start, but there was something about it that held our attention. As we often do, when the movie ended, we wondered if the movie was based on a book.

So, a little Google search revealed the 2017 movie was based on the book by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. We were both interested in reading the book so we thought about trying to find a hardback copy.

Penelope Fitzgerald wrote the book in 1978 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction, a literary award for best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom. This is a prestigious award and might be one of the reasons this book is priced beyond our reach.

I am not a fan of paperback books, but since this one starts around $40 for used and $100+ for hardcover, we might just opt for getting this one on Kindle.

There are very few movies that are ever able to do the book justice. Might be an interesting post for someone who is well-versed on such things. That would not be me.

What title pops up in your mind when you think about the quality of a book Vs. the movie of the same name?