The above linked article talks about fantasy books. Some of these books I know. Some of them I don’t. Someday, I’ll get to them. Maybe. Some of these HAVE been made into movies, but the story was changed. They all sound interesting.
10 THE NEVERENDING STORY, BY MICHAEL ENDE
9 THE SILMARILLION, BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN
8 THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, BY URSULA LEGUIN
7 ‘TILL WE HAVE FACES, A MYTH RETOLD, BY C.S. LEWIS
6 SHARDIK, BY RICHARD ADAMS
5 DANTE’S INFERNO
4 JLA: TOWER OF BABEL, BY MARK WAID
3 DRAGONS OF WINTER NIGHT, BY MARGARET WEIS AND TRACY HICKMAN
The above linked article talks about fantasy books that were made into movies. Some of the movies actually were better than the book, but some did the books a great disservice. I loved the movie, The Princess Bride, for example. The book was not as good. The book seemed to drag along and never really get anywhere.
Some of these, I saw the movie, but didn’t read the book. The Wizard of Oz. The Lord of the Rings.
The article explains each of the movies vs books better, but I agree with the ones that I know.
This is a wonderful poem about how reading can change you. I loved it and felt that I had to share. It is along the lines of this post, but says nothing about knowledge. Just that books can change you.
I have read some books that stick with me for a long time. I will randomly think of certain passages in a book and be reminded of how it made me feel. Occasionally I’ll change the way I think about things.
Even when I reflect on how bad a book was, it makes me think. I think about what could have been better. I think about what went wrong. I think about the good parts of the story.
Each book has something for me to think about and each book changes me. I welcome the changes.