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Meme – Book Vs Film

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I saw this meme at The Bookworm Chronicles and Lynn's Book Blog and thought it would be fun to do this meme on my blog as well...because books vs movies, we all have an opinion, right? I have to provide 5 answers for each category: Films that I enjoyed better than the book (is that possible??? Yup, ...

The Beach – Book Versus Movie

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I first read The Beach by Alex Garland when it was first published almost 12 years ago. I read it during a long flight and considering I always feel sleepy while traveling, I don’t think I did much justice to it. Ended up feeling somewhat underwhelmed.

The Beach is a story of Richard a young American backpacker who wants to be a traveler (not a tourist). When he visits Thailand he wants a unique experience. He wants to stray off the tourist beaten track. He meets a stranger who befriends him and talks to him about a lonely secret beach on an isolated island, and gives him a map to the place. Richard decides to explore the beach, and he convinces a young French couple to go with him. What follows next is a strange combination of Lord of the Flies and Stranger in a Strange Land.

Since I didn’t care too much for the book and because the movie had poor reviews, I wasn’t expecting any great stuff when I caught the movie last week. But, I ended up being pleasantly surprised.

Been Lucky to Catch Two Excellent Movies on TV

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I normally don't get to see any good movies on television, primarily because Mr.K's tastes have never evolved beyond Jackie Chan and monster movies. Rosemary's Baby However, 2 weeks back I was able to take advantage of K's cold medication (causing him to sleep all day before magically awakening at the start of IPF finals ...