What books have you read because you saw they had been made into a movie or tv show?
Did you read them before or after you saw the movie or tv show or instead of seeing the movie or tv show at all?
I read the great "Bridge to Terabithia" because I saw it was made into a movie. I haven't seen the movie yet but I hear it actually was a pretty good adaptation.
I also read Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series because I saw it was made into a tv series. From the reviews I have read, I am glad I read the books and never saw the show.
- JebbieLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Farewell My Concubine" by Lillian Lee. Read it after seeing the movie of the same name directed by Chen Kai Ge (chinese movie w/eng subtitles). Both movie and book were great.
- 1 decade ago
this doesn't really count but i read the green mile series when i was pretty young and said that of all his books, this is one that should be made into a movie... and then a couple years later they did but i still haven't seen it.
i am ashamed to say that i didn't read harry potter until after i saw the first movie. now it is my most beloved book, i reread all the time, especially when i'm going through a rough time cuz it is always good and within a page i am absorbed and forget anything that is going on in my real life.
with lotr, i saw the first movie and HATED it. then i read the hobbit (possibly not until after the second movie). once i read the hobbit, i liked the movies a lot a lot. i didn't read the trilogy until about a year and a half ago and i'm glad i saw the movies first because i love the books and would have been annoyed with some of the discrepencies if the movie hadn't been what i came to know originally.
i'm listening to the da vinci code on tape now, though i wanted to read it before it became a movie i am just now getting around to it. i didn't love the movie but i'm liking listening to the audio book a lot.
i just read inkheart and inkspell and shortly after finishing them i learned that inkheart is now in preproduction to become a movie.
- PuffLv 51 decade ago
Yes, most I read after seeing the film.
The Secret Garden
Bridge to Tereabithia ( I've only seen the original movie made in the 80's)
The Joy Luck Club
Anne of Green Gables
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Fried Green Tomatoes
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Diary of Anne Frank
Little House on the Prairie series
Because of Wynn Dixie
A Walk to Remember
I can't recommend these enough.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Series of Unfortunate Events
Chronicles of Narnia
Started Lord of the Rings (too long for me now)
Aquamarine i read that a few years before the movie came out and might i add the move is almost absolutely NOTHING like the book...but i like the movie better..:)))
and am about to read Bridge to Terabithia because i LOVED the movie and read on wikipedia that there are only minor changes like period, and hair colors so ya
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- StrawberryLv 41 decade ago
I missed the chance to see Memoirs of a Geisha in the cinema, then shortly after I saw the book in a shop and thought I better read it. I'm SO glad I read the book and then watched the film. I always think that's the better order.
- 1 decade ago
I watched the following before reading the book:
The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares.
The first actually hooked me on Jack Higgins' work and I now own almost 30 of his books :)
- RalphLv 71 decade ago
Vision Quest by Terry Davis! I saw the movie as a teen and loved it so much I had to read the book. This is a great young adult novel. Probably one of the best.
- 1 decade ago
Most recently I read "Eragon" by Paolini because I saw the movie trailers and intuitively knew that Hollywood would screw up the story somehow. After reading the book first, I saw the movie and realized my initial hunch was correct.
- KatherineLv 41 decade ago
I read "Notes on a Scandal" after seeing the movie and found it to be excellent. The movie is fascinating, too. If I were Zoe Heller, I'd be pleased at the movie made from my work.
- DaddyLv 61 decade ago
Many years ago I read Mario Puzo's "The Godfather" after the movie came out and before I saw it. I enjoyed both.