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Watched the Movie, Probably Won't Read the Book

Description: Books you meant to read, but you ended up watching the movie instead.

Members: 33 participating members (show all)

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6
9,217 members, 98 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
7
6,946 members, 182 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
9
1,237 members, 46 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
10
19,446 members, 392 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)
11
15,133 members, 238 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
12
6,021 members, 49 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
13
2,756 members, 48 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)
15
16,528 members, 266 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
16
10,839 members, 216 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
17
10,178 members, 224 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
18
9,897 members, 93 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book. Both are good.

19
8,933 members, 120 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
20
8,353 members, 132 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
22
3,044 members, 109 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): The movie is much better, in this instance.

23
2,174 members, 60 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): The movies are better than the book, though.

24
1,997 members, 26 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
25
1,354 members, 25 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Hated this movie.

27
9,981 members, 153 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Liked the movie better, though.

28
9,007 members, 131 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
29
8,683 members, 172 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)
32
6,083 members, 30 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
33
5,004 members, 120 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
34
3,144 members, 161 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
36
79,462 members, 1,452 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

37
17,921 members, 375 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): King hated Kubrick's adaptation. I think both are good but different. Don't bring expectations from one to the other.

38
16,066 members, 438 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
40
4,372 members, 161 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
41
1,712 members, 34 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)
42
991 members, 20 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
43
296 members, 4 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)
44
120 members, 3 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
46
88,651 members, 861 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

47
84,903 members, 827 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

48
83,369 members, 772 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

49
83,235 members, 747 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

50
21,456 members, 328 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
51
20,275 members, 245 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Both are excellent.

52
16,364 members, 366 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Book is different from the movie and worth reading, especially as a read-aloud with children.

53
13,962 members, 257 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
54
10,065 members, 177 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
55
8,969 members, 62 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
56
8,769 members, 209 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
57
8,054 members, 64 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
58
5,987 members, 33 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
59
4,797 members, 147 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
60
4,012 members, 160 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Book is way better than any of the movie adaptations.

61
3,829 members, 99 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
62
3,171 members, 31 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)
63
2,078 members, 27 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)
64
2,013 members, 112 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
65
1,702 members, 49 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
66
1,666 members, 39 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
67
1,311 members, 23 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
68
526 members, 24 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)
69
49,889 members, 3,227 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

70
36,019 members, 1,612 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Neither.

71
25,215 members, 1,403 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, Picarina, JohnMB

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Neither

72
22,603 members, 356 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)
73
20,258 members, 274 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
74
16,223 members, 259 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): You probably don't need to read the book if you've seen the movie.

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

75
12,161 members, 176 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
76
11,896 members, 214 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
77
11,827 members, 177 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
78
9,695 members, 163 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
79
8,691 members, 58 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
80
8,293 members, 235 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: merrystar, ahef1963, eromsted

Thumbs down: sturlington

81
7,303 members, 102 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Book is better.

82
6,668 members, 68 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: SimoneA, sjurban, eromsted

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): I really hated this movie.

83
5,938 members, 37 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
84
5,122 members, 222 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
85
3,815 members, 293 reviews
3.03 stars (3.03 stars)
86
3,705 members, 72 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: jeffza, sjurban, sturlington

Thumbs down: merrystar

87
3,014 members, 48 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
88
2,785 members, 50 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
89
1,847 members, 25 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
90
1,495 members, 22 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)
92
998 members, 17 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)
93
498 members, 19 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: cej1027, bcrowl399, sjurban

Thumbs down: sturlington

94
442 members, 20 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
95
377 members, 11 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)
96
86,838 members, 845 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

97
39,617 members, 728 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Edward, jeffza, Saultimate

Thumbs down: sturlington, gilroy

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Saw the movie and read the book.

98
26,820 members, 470 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Explanations:

gilroy (0): Read the book, really don't want to see the movie.

sturlington (23): Saw the movie, couldn't finish the book.

99
21,306 members, 456 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
100
20,041 members, 465 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (February 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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