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6 Books That Were Better Than the Movies

Learning that one of your favourite books is about to hit the cinemas can certainly cause some kind of anxiety. After recent disasters like Jack Black's "Gulliver’s Travels", Keanu Reeves' "Hellblazer", and the entire Percy Jackson series, it's easy to lose hope. Luckily, we always have our paperbacks to comfort us when what's on the big screen fails to deliver. 

Here are six wonderful books that are far, far better than their movie adaptions could ever hope to be.

    ELLA ENCHANTED

    A beautifully spun rendition of the classic Cinderella story, Ella Enchanted had always been a favorite of my youth. That is, until someone thought it was a good idea to make it into a musical starring Anne Hathaway.

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    The Kite Runner

    This film did perhaps the most justice to its print counterpart from all the books on this list. However, Hosseini's poetic imagery of a war-torn Afghanistan is better absorbed with one's own imagination.

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    The Hobbit

    Tolkien is probably spinning in his grave. Even director Peter Jackson called it "awful". In an interview after the third installment was released, Jackson admitted he "didn't know what the hell [he] was doing." 

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    Breakfast at Tiffany'S: A Short Novel and Three St

    The 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn is considered a classic, and for good reason. However the original Breakfast at Tiffany's plot follows a radically different story. Capote's version was a much darker look into Holly Golightly's psyche, and the male protagonist was meant to be gay. What is most offensive about the film version, however, is not the romanticization of the plot, but Mickey Rooney with taped eyes playing an angry Japanese landlord.

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    Gance has spent the majority of his adult life wandering aimlessly from town to town, occasionally accepting the odd dinner invitation or foosball challenge. Today, he spends his free time ... Show More