I’m a snob. I like to read the book before I watch the movie. I’m one of those people, sitting next to you in the cinema, whispering about how they changed that, left this out, and how that wasn’t in the book at all.
Another thing I love about as much as feeling superior in the cinema is dystopian literature (e.g. Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Handmaid’s Tale, Brave New World etc etc). That’s where Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go comes in. This isn’t a happy-go-lucky tale if that’s what you’re looking for. Set in 1990’s Britain, it’s an dark and sinister story about a world that could be. And it’s almost too realistic a prediction of a possible future. This is truly sad and moving book, and it’ll stay with you a long time after you’ve read it. One of my favourites.
The film adaptation is good (it also features some of my faves – Kiera Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield). The book’s better (obv). There’s something about reading that makes the story that bit more chilling. But that’s me. Like I said, snob.
Five more, worth the read/watch:
Last one, I promise… I’ve had Gone Girl on my list to read for months and it was released last Friday. Better get ON that!