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Book vs Adaptation: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie

Spoiler Warning: This post contains more information about the book’s plot than I normally would include but I felt unable to discuss some important issues without incorporating this. Naturally though I do not give away the ending. Most discussions of … Continue reading

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TV series vs adaptation: PRIME SUSPECT by Lynda La Plante

Normally I steer clear of books that have been based on TV shows or movies as the few occasions when I haven’t have offered a somewhat lacklustre reading experience. But when I spotted this book at my library I thought I’d see … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: ROAD RAGE by Ruth Rendell

The book I have a somewhat hit or miss relationship with the writings of Ruth Rendell (and her pseudonyms) which is in part, at least, to do with the time of life during which I was introduced to her rather than any real … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: RESTLESS by William Boyd

The book There are quite a lot of, to me, bafflingly breathtaking reviews of 2006′ RESTLESS floating around the web. This won’t be one of those. It reminded me of a favourite Monty Python sketch. Alas not the dramatic one … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: N OR M? by Agatha Christie

The book Tommy Beresford and Prudence ‘Tuppence’ Cowley  are first introduced as the somewhat unlikely young heroes of Agatha Christie’s second published mystery novel THE SECRET ADVERSARY in 1922. They appear a few years later in a collection of short … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: Secret Smile by Nicci French

I borrowed this book from my library because I had picked up a copy of the DVD in a bargain bin somewhere (curious to see a pre Doctor Who David Tennant in action) and noticed that it was based on … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: Twice Shy by Dick Francis

The book TWICE SHY is the 20th of Francis’ novels and was published in 1981. Following what was by then a tried and true formula it is a fast-paced story of decent chaps up against unscrupulous ones and, as always, … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: A Bouquet of Barbed Wire

My local library happened to have copies of both the book and DVD on their returns trolley a few weeks back. I vaguely recalled there being some controversy over this title when I was a kid so figured I’d see … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

I still recall the feeling of wanting to poke my eyes out with a stick while ploughing my way through John Banville’s THE SEA (yes I know it won the Booker but I’m prepared to admit it bored me to … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: The Guards

The book In what I’m sure some would view as heretical behaviour I’ve come to Ken Bruen’s Jack Taylor novels in a higgledy-piggledy fashion, starting with THE DRAMATIST which is the fourth novel of the series and the book I now use as my … Continue reading

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