Wednesday, March 24th, 2010...4:09 pm

Books Onscreen

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the-road-movie-coverDo you read the book before you see the movie…or do you like to see the movie, then read the book? Do you avoid movies made of your favorite books, or do you like to see the events and characters brought to life?

Whatever your preference, John Tyler has print copies of current big and small screen productions. Try the book-before or after the movie!

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Dead and Gone and Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (True Blood HBO Series)

#1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (HBO series)

Coming soon: Push by Sapphire

Check the John Tyler Libraries online catalog for availability of these books.

Leave a comment and let us know-book or movie first? Is there one screen version you really liked, or really hated? And why?

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  • Personally, I really enjoy books before the movies. When you read a book, you are only limited by your imagination to see what you read– when watching a movie, you are limited to what the director wishes you to see.

    One screen version that I can say I enjoyed more than the book was Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. The movie was just as exciting, but with a flair that made my heart race more than the book did.

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