Bout of Books 17: Day 1 challenge

Bout of Books Aug 2016#boutofbooks

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda @ On a Book Bender
and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins
12:01am Monday, August 22nd
and runs through Sunday, August 28th
in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure.
There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize,
but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
 From the Bout of Books team


Today, the challenge

is hosted by
Writing My Own Fairy Tale

Book to Movie Adaptation

It’s super easy.
All I need you to do is share with us
your favorite book-to-movie adaptation
and your least favorite book-to-movie adaptation.
You can give reasons for your answers or just names,
it’s really up to you how much you share.

My favorite book to movie adaptation

A Beautiful Mind book   A_Beautiful_Mind_Poster
Click on the covers to know more

A Beautiful Mind is Sylvia Nasar’s biography of John Nash, :”one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s.”
The book is fascinating, though quite disturbing to see how deep in craziness a genius mind can go.
The movie is so beautiful. I love the adaptation, not because it’s true to the book. Maybe because precisely it is NOT: in the movie, John’s wife is so loving, so supporting, you can but admire a spouse living with such a person. So in real life, as you can see in the book, she is more what you would expect. It was so tough that she eventually divorced.

My least favorite adaptation

  I Robot  Movie_poster_i_robot

Well, there are a lot of book-to-movie adaptations I don’t like, so not sure it’s my least favorite ever, but it’s quite bad and that’s why it comes to mind. It is actually so bad that I watched only a small part of the movie. When I realized it was taking a tangent and would not deal with the amazing smart reflections by Asimov on technology and human nature in his brilliant I, Robot,  I gave up ion the movie.





13 thoughts on “Bout of Books 17: Day 1 challenge

  1. Dr and Mrs. Nash lived in our town not very far from us. My husband who is an astrophysicist spoke with him on the Princeton campus on several occasions. Although they divorced, Mrs. Nash returned to live with him and continued her support and care. Sadly, as you may know, they both died in an auto accident last year. But what a story of their lives! So glad that Dr. Nash got the recognition for his work via the Nobel Prize and had a sort of renaissance in his career and his health as well.


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