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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)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
6
9,277 members, 98 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
7
6,980 members, 183 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
9
1,260 members, 47 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
10
19,527 members, 395 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)
11
15,176 members, 239 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
12
6,051 members, 49 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
13
2,774 members, 48 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)
15
16,623 members, 266 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
16
10,887 members, 217 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
17
10,223 members, 225 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
18
9,894 members, 94 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Explanations:

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

19
8,992 members, 121 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
20
8,364 members, 133 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
22
3,067 members, 110 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Explanations:

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

23
2,201 members, 62 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Explanations:

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

24
2,011 members, 26 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
25
1,361 members, 25 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Hated this movie.

27
10,013 members, 154 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

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

28
9,030 members, 131 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
29
8,734 members, 173 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)
32
6,110 members, 30 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
33
5,038 members, 120 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
34
3,177 members, 166 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
36
79,807 members, 1,458 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Explanations:

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

37
18,039 members, 381 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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
16,165 members, 442 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
40
4,396 members, 162 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
41
1,723 members, 34 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)
42
996 members, 20 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
43
300 members, 4 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)
44
121 members, 3 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
46
89,055 members, 869 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Explanations:

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

47
85,187 members, 835 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Explanations:

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

48
83,812 members, 783 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Explanations:

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

49
83,651 members, 757 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Explanations:

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

50
21,522 members, 334 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
51
20,345 members, 248 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Both are excellent.

52
16,533 members, 373 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
14,084 members, 262 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
54
10,098 members, 180 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
55
9,015 members, 62 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
56
8,814 members, 211 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
57
8,076 members, 65 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
58
6,022 members, 33 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
59
4,837 members, 148 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
60
4,042 members, 161 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Explanations:

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

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3,865 members, 101 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
62
3,193 members, 31 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)
63
2,073 members, 27 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)
64
2,033 members, 112 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
65
1,714 members, 49 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
66
1,673 members, 39 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
67
1,329 members, 23 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
68
527 members, 24 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)
69
50,214 members, 3,248 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Explanations:

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

70
36,188 members, 1,619 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Neither.

71
25,231 members, 1,409 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, Picarina, JohnMB

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Neither

72
22,737 members, 360 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)
73
20,396 members, 279 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
74
16,360 members, 260 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 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
12,225 members, 178 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
76
11,978 members, 215 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
77
11,867 members, 178 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
78
9,722 members, 164 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
79
8,746 members, 58 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
80
8,361 members, 237 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: merrystar, ahef1963, eromsted

Thumbs down: sturlington

81
7,368 members, 103 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Book is better.

82
6,692 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
5,965 members, 38 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
84
5,151 members, 222 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
85
3,845 members, 295 reviews
3.03 stars (3.03 stars)
86
3,734 members, 72 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: jeffza, sjurban, sturlington

Thumbs down: merrystar

87
3,046 members, 48 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
88
2,807 members, 50 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
89
1,863 members, 25 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
90
1,513 members, 22 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)
92
1,010 members, 17 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)
93
511 members, 19 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: cej1027, bcrowl399, sjurban

Thumbs down: sturlington

94
445 members, 20 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
95
378 members, 11 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)
96
87,325 members, 855 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Explanations:

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

97
39,771 members, 730 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
26,944 members, 473 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
21,529 members, 461 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
100
20,202 members, 469 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (February 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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