The Haunting (1999) vs The Haunting of Hill House (2018) | adaptation review

In honor of Halloween this year, I read for the first time Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. Obviously I was dying to watch the Netflix series when it came out, but I told myself I'd get around to it. After finally reading the novel this year, I discovered there are film adaptations, too. I decided to only watch the . . .

The Goldfinch | adaptation review

The Goldfinch Motion Picture Rating: RRelease Date: 2019Director: John CrowleyRuntime: 149 mins.Adapted From: The Goldfinch Please Note: This review contains spoilers for both the film and novel, The Goldfinch. Read at your own discretion. After a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Theodore Decker is left without a mother, without a home.…

We Have Always Lived in the Castle | adaptation review

The Blackwoods have lived in the house upon the hill for generations. There used to be more Blackwoods, but now there’s only three: Mary Katherine (who goes by Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian. The other Blackwoods were killed years ago by poison, a crime Constance was accused of and then acquitted. But the people in . . .

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before | adaptation review

I've been dying to watch this movie ever since it came out on Netflix. But you know me... Can't watch the movie till I read the book. I usually prefer reading series as opposed to listening to them on Audiobook, but I knew it'd be ages until I ever decided to buy the To All the Boys series. So I just went ahead and listened to the . . .

Love, Simon | adaptation review

Okie doke. Let's go. Okay. I've been waiting to watch Love, Simon until I could get my hands on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. When I noticed the film on HBO, I decided to just go ahead and listen to the audiobook at work, as I wasn't actively searching for the physical copy, anyway. I really enjoyed the audiobook and was excited to watch the film. So last weekend, I . . .

The Great Gatsby (1974 vs. 2013) | adaptation reviews

Ever since my girlfriend and I met in college 4 years ago, we have had differing opinions on The Great Gatsby, both the novel and its adaptations. It was a never-ending source of amusement to those around us in our English classes and continues to be so for our friends who know us now. Because my girlfriend and I read ...