Can You Name the Author by the Film Adaptation?

Can You Name the Author by the Film Adaptation?

Authors aren’t always fond of book-to-screen adaptations because it’s hard for movie producers to understand what they had initially imagined when writing the story. Words allow different interpretations, hence why the same story will look different in different readers’ visions. Look at these 14 images captured from film adaptations and decide for yourself which one was great and which one totally ruined the original story for you.   Featured image courtesy of Bustle

These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

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Reading has a way of making us believe our favorite characters are real. Sometimes we believe they breathe the same air as us, or walk the same ground. But they don’t text (besides in part one, which you can read here).   Some mad geniuses have somehow got into contact with some famous literary figures, though. We’ve collected a few of the funniest ones.   1. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger via Esquire   2. “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens via The Poke   3. “The Sorrows of Young Werther” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe via Sparknotes …

15 Classical Book Titles that Could Have Been Something Else Entirely

15 Classical Book Titles that Could Have Been Something Else Entirely

Judging a book by its cover is bad, but judging it by its title is even worse. Nevertheless, most of us have probably done this at some point. In short: titles matter A LOT. They always influence which works we choose to read, so picking the most suitable is a huge deal for authors. The name of the book should not only cover the main issues addressed, but also deliver an overall feeling that can be easily picked up by readers. Writers often go through several drafts before the official publication of their phenomenal works, and it is common for books to have …

What Would Dorian Gray Be Like if He Were Alive Today?

What Would Dorian Gray Be Like if He Were Alive Today?

Oscar Wilde’s classic tale of a self-indulgent, narcissistic and incredibly handsome young man, Dorian Gray, is chilling and timeless. The Picture of Dorian Gray, published in 1891, makes readers uncomfortable. The lengths at which Dorian is willing to go to ensure his youthful beauty are unsettling, and yet not unimaginable. The idea of self-preservation and obsession with appearance is something our era knows well. The fact that Dorian Gray easily gave up his morals to look good is unique to the book, but Wilde’s novel begs the question: How many people would willingly sacrifice their code of ethics for their …

7 Beloved Book Jackets Get the GIF Treatment

7 Beloved Book Jackets Get the GIF Treatment

When Chilean artist Javier Jensen decided to take a break from his day job as an art director for a publicity firm, he wanted to channel the time into his passion for books. Through some clever artwork and GIF wizardry, Jensen took seven iconic book covers and turned them into the living, breathing worlds we always dreamed of. From the subtlety of blinking Seuss character’s eyes to the grandeur of Tolkien’s soaring Great Eagles, we think these images are incredibly immersive. Check out all of the covers below. If you love them as much as we do, check out the …