Books

The book versus movie debate

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I’ve just started reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Have you read it? I don’t know why it has taken me this long because I have seen the movie a gazillion times! I love it, it’s one of my favourites. It always pops up on the TV around Christmas time with all the other staples like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (I like both of those too but I don’t search the listings for them like I do for The Wizard of Oz). 

Anyway, as I was thinking about why I hadn’t read the book until now (I still don’t have an answer), it got me thinking also about the ‘which is better?’ question. By this, I mean, is the book or the film version better and why? Or are they equally enjoyable?

There are a lot of titles where I love both versions. For example: The Devil Wears Prada, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Harry Potter, Matilda…to name only a few! But do I prefer one or the other? Or, which is better? I haven’t really considered this before but I’m interested to find out. So, over the next few posts I am going to pick a few of my favourite books, of which I enjoy the film counterpart also and compare them in an attempt to answer that question. Maybe I won’t declare a winner, I’m fine with that too!

So, please stick around and follow this, maybe it will introduce you to some new options for viewing/reading!

As always, if you agree or disagree with anything along the way, then feel free to leave an opinion in the comments. I love reading other interpretations!

Now, I’m off to make a coffee and read a little more of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz because, as the inspiration for this post, I think it is only right that it will be my first comparison. 

Until the next time…Jess x

 

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