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Question: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?Actually 2 books immediately popped into mind. The first is The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. This dystopian is set on another planet far away in the future. It's a brilliant story. But it's a science fiction story, which is always risky when translating to screen. There's lots of gore, violence and aliens but that's not what the book is about. It's deep-- tackling topics like what makes a person evil, gender roles, racism and growing up. The more you look at the book the more you see.
However my biggest concern and I have no idea how they could translate to screen: noise. In this book everything becomes infected with a disease where you can hear EVERYONE's thoughts (including the animals). The book had noise written in different fonts and sizes. It's fascinating and terrifying. But how do you capture something like that on film? How do you tell a story in a world where there's no such thing as silence? Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the whole Chaos Walking trilogy. So there's a chance we might find out.
I'm also nervous about the Ender's Game movie. And it's not because this story is so unusual or can't be told, but because the story has become so iconic. It's a science fiction classic and it's hard to imagine anything living up to the book. With a story his beloved there are a lot of potential pitfalls.
However I am not unhappy that both of these books may become movies. I know a lot of readers are fussier than I am about adaptions. At the end of the day movies = money for author ands publicity for the books. When books I love get made into movies, even horrible movies, I'm generally happy because I know the authors will get paid and hopefully the money will allow them more time to write more books.
Note: I had trouble describing Noise without spoilers.