Ever since J. R. R. Tolkien published The Lord of the Rings, the fantasy novel series has been a potent force in the book market. This has become especially true in recent years, thanks in part to the film series as well as J. K. Rowling’s monstrously popular Harry Potter series, which brought the love of reading to a new generation as they grew up along with the title protagonist.
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George R.R. Martin is a name that is almost known in every household across the nation today. With the incredible success of Game of Thrones, Martin has enjoyed the success of his fantasy novels as many more people are picking up the novels to read ahead as well as learn the fine details that are woven with amazing craft throughout the pages. Although there have been many other prolific fantasy writers, George R.R. Martin’s ability to get the attention of his readers while providing an incredibly detailed world that is rich More »
If you have any of the major television providers like Cox or http://www.directstartv.com/ or even Dish, then you have access to tons of great channels. And, it’s a pretty safe bet that if you didn’t see it in theatres, you probably saw it on television – Jurassic Park.
It was a great movie – this post doesn’t exist to dispute that. However, this post is being written to address the even better novel that it was based on.
Written by Michael Crichton (rest in peace), Jurassic Park came out around a time when genetic engineering was about as conjectural as water-powered cars or refueling stations for electric cars – the tech was there but it was nowhere near mainstream.
Crichton tells a brilliant story that starts out first as some kind of whodunit involving dinosaurs and quickly becomes an earnest and philosophical story about the ramifications when man tries to make the natural world his dominion.
None of this is to say that the movie didn’t have a fair amount of this tossed in – just that it was never more prevalent than in the novel. If you want an action story, you go to the movie. If you want the real meat, the crux of the entire story – why it exists – you go to the novel.
Popular Books Make Popular Movies
Since the early days of movies, popular books have become popular movies. One of the most popular, Gone With The Wind, written by Margaret Mitchell and published in 1936 ranks at the top of most viewed movies. Thomas Lanier Williams III, more commonly recognized as author, Tennessee Williams, wrote several novels like Streetcar Named Desire, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize, Night of the Iguana and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, all of which became successful movie adaptations.
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Television has become to go to medium to convert popular books. There are hundreds of thousands of books that could be converted to potential tv series with built in fan bases. Perhaps the most well-known currently airing adaption is Game of Thrones on HBO. It is a series by George R R Martin. It is an epic fantasy series that spans many characters, plot elements, and magic.
One of the biggest things to look at when converting a More »
“A Song of Ice and Fire”, written by George R. R. Martin has been one of the most successful Fantasy series ever. With the previous installment; “A Dance with Dragons” having been released in July of 2011, customers are clamoring for the next installment which will be titled; “The Winds of Winter”. The good news for fans is that the book is being written and worked on at this very moment. The bad news is that Mr. Martin is refusing to hint at More »
The literary phenomenon that is the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy has swept the nation. Not just your average read, this book has created a wave of excitement that won’t soon let up. Many readers are shocked, some are amused, but most are excited. This book has stirred up the pot of typically accepted reading material in today’s society. There are many reasons why so many people are flocking to bookstores to get their hands on this hot series.
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It is hard to believe that with all the erotic fiction on the market today that once upon a time reading things like that was incredibly taboo. While we have not evolved to the point that this type of literature can be proudly displayed on the shelves of any bookstore to be viewed by every reader, we are certainly entering a world where it is not so frowned upon. Fifty Shades of Grey and other erotic novels have been becoming more and more popular as we More »