Heh, I’m so rotting in literary hell for this. Which level, I’m not quite sure.
Movies I Prefer to the Books They’re Based On:
Atonement. Loved the movie. I thought it was beautifully shot, lovely costumes, great soundtrack, good acting. In the book? Well, I was bored stiff. I didn’t care for McEwan’s writing style; it was too flowery and overly descriptive for my liking.
The Princess Bride. The movie is so classic, it just wins. And in the book, the author’s butting in is annoying.
The Princess Diaries. The book doesn’t have Julie Andrews.
Bridget Jones’s Diary. Colin Firth + Hugh Grant + wimp fight> book entertainment value. I enjoyed the book. Wimp fight on screen is just awesome.
And the ultimate reason why I belong in literary hell…
Pride and Prejudice. Either the BBC one or the 2005 one. Try as I may, I just can’t stomach Jane Austen. I like her story lines. I like her characters. I dislike her writing style. I realize that she lived/wrote during the Regency so her style isn’t exactly modern. But there are PLENTY of books I enjoy from before or just after that time period.