With a bit of time on my hands this weekend I am treating myself to the couch potato life. I have been reading from my TBR pile (trying to make a dent in my 2015 list). I am almost caught up on the television shows I have queued on Netflix. The last thing I am indulging in are movies.
I watched Cake (which I enjoyed and may have shed a tear or two) yesterday and tonight I finally got around to Gone Girl.
I read the book in April but did not get around to watching the film until now. It was well executed. I recommend getting the author to write the screenplay.
Which book to film projects have you seen? tell me if it was a hit or miss.
Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who
Deserve Their Own Television Show
Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns is a natural for the attention of being a leading lady. She is powerful and determined which would translate to the television screen as a strong female role. I am thinking a cross of Rory Gilmore and Blair Waldorf–smart, cool, and in charge.
Minny Jackson from The Help would give Dr. Phil a run for his money. I think she would make an excellent talk show host. Her bluntness is the best thing about her, in my opinion.
All of the characters from The Little Lady Agency should have their own show. The adventures that Melissa experiences during the series is a sitcom in the making.
Lisbeth Salander from The Millennium series is the perfect character for a lead role in an action show. She’s a kick butt now, ask questions later kind of girl. Think Sydney Bristow from Alias or Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
An ideal candidate for a reality TV show would be the character from a nonfiction book like Into the Wild. Christopher McCandless’ story is one that stuck with me long after reading the book. He could be the host of a nature/adventure show.
- Peeta from The Hunger Games should have his own show on Food Network.
- Amy from Gone Girl would be a great new contestant for a Real Housewives of Missouri.
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson‘s Tiny Cooper may have his own story now in Hold Me Closer but he’d be fabulous in his own television show.
- Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon would make crime/thriller shows more enjoyable.
- Hagrid is one character I would love to learn more about from The Harry Potter series. I know I’m not alone.
This Top Ten Tuesday list topic is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week yields a new topic and a new list. Thanks for stopping in this week to check out my list*.
*I understand some of these books and their stories have already been made into movies which I have enjoyed. Some stories we can’t get enough of which inspired my list.
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publication: Broadway Books, 2012
Rating: 4/5 stars
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fast paced, full of action/intrigue, and I finished over a weekend. Some have complained that the book was too dark while others say it was not as dark as Flynn’s other works. I found it, even though I haven’t read her other pieces yet, quite satisfying.
Flynn dissected each character’s set of relationships like a surgeon. I felt much apart of the hunt to find Amy and her possible killer. I am convinced I am a naive individual because I never thought so many could lie, especially to people they love. After finishing this book my appreciation for the mystery genre has been renewed.