Book vs Movie: Howl’s Moving Castle

By Wednesday, April 25, 2018 0 , , , , Permalink 0

I hadn't heard of Howl's Moving Castle until just recently when the book, written by Diana Wynne Jones, appeared on the reading list for my course on fairy tales and fantasies.Hayao Miyazaki's movie version came out in Japan in 2004 and North America the year after with all the voices dubbed in English. I watched it soon after ...

Judge the book cover: The Stranger

Depending on where you're from, the English title of Albert Camus' 1942 French novel L’Étranger will either be The Stranger (US) or The Outsider (UK). Why two different titles, you ask? There's actually an interesting article about that in The Guardian, but basically, it was sort of an accident. Regardless of the title, ...

Book vs Movie: Gerald’s Game

By Thursday, February 22, 2018 0 , , , , Permalink 0

I'm just going to put this out there: Stephen King is a brave son-of-a-bitch for writing a novel where essentially everything takes place in the main character's head. That takes guts, not to mention talent. The novel I'm talking about is Gerald's Game. It's a story about Jessie Burlingame and her husband, Gerald, married for a long time and looking to ...