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Welcome to my podcast where I compare books with their movie adaptations! A perfect blend of book reviews and movie reviews! Find out which was better-the book or movie? If you love books, movie, or both-this is podcast is a must!

Why the Book Wins Laura Jay

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to my podcast where I compare books with their movie adaptations! A perfect blend of book reviews and movie reviews! Find out which was better-the book or movie? If you love books, movie, or both-this is podcast is a must!

    House of Gucci Book vs Movie

    House of Gucci Book vs Movie

    This Ridley Scott film has been highly anticipated. Did it live up to the hype? And how does it compare to the true story which we read about in the book by Sarah Gay Forden? Is this story of murder, madness, glamor and greed within the Gucci family better told in book or movie?

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    • 39 min
    Goodfellas Book vs Movie

    Goodfellas Book vs Movie

    This iconic Martin Scorsese film is based on the book Wiseguy. The movie follows the true story of Henry Hill very close; but does it still end up falling short of the book?

    • 27 min
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book vs Movie

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book vs Movie

    This iconic movie starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro is based on a book by the gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. A lot of people thought this book was unadaptable-were they right? Find out how the book and movie compare!

    • 28 min
    Concrete Cowboy/Ghetto Cowboy Book vs Movie

    Concrete Cowboy/Ghetto Cowboy Book vs Movie

    This story shines a light on the story of the black cowboys of North Philadelphia. With that as its backdrop, we are told a story about family, relationships, community and love. The book is meant for a teenage audience, while the movie has a more adult approach. When ended up being the version?

    • 17 min
    Jane Eyre Book vs Movie

    Jane Eyre Book vs Movie

    Many people name this gothic novel as their favorite book and it is with good reason! This movie adaptation stars Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender and is the best version in my opinion. Find out why I love both book and movie so much!

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    • 43 min
    Crooked House Book vs Movie

    Crooked House Book vs Movie

    This is one of Agatha Christie's personal favorites of hers, is the movie just as good? Starring Glenn Close and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, find out how this murder mystery compares to its original source novel!

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

ShaftSnakes ,

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Tough to compete with LOTRs. My critique of the movie storyline, I never bought into the portrayal of Dave as the murderer. Too predictable that way. Then again, a coy play to leave you thinking. Much different change as per the molester and the boy with the book. Definitely feel for Dave’s pain/lingering trauma. The book enables to feel for Celeste’s difficulties. Character development, due to a large cast and the depth of their lives: hard to delve too deep in a 2 hour movie. As Penn states towards the end: all of their lives ended when Dave got in that car.
Good choice, ditching the priest angle from the book. The book wins in details for sure. Sean and his wife in particular. The only good ending in the movie.

DanJohnson09 ,

Really interesting podcast!

Great podcast! Reviews the book and movie, as well as telling you how they are different from each other. Some of these movies I didn’t even realize were based on books! Highly recommend!

Ken rochelle ,

Really enjoy this podcast

I like the fact the host picks a wide range of books/film. Very straight approach. Highly recommend!

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