This past weekend I went to go see The Girl on the Train. I was particularly excited because I ran a book club at my previous position and we had read this novel for one of our meetings. As most readers know, it is exciting to see the story you played in your mind come to life on the big screen.
And I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by what a great job they did at adapting the complex plot and characters for
a film format. They had to take chunks out of the novel’s story line, but the film did not feel lacking. As most of you might assume, this tends to be the biggest complaint for page-to-screen movies, but in my opinion, it did not apply here. I went to the movie theater with a friend who had also read the Paula Hawkins piece and she agreed with me; the movie makers did a fine job at creating this film.
What are some film adaptions of books that you’ve watched? What were your opinions? I’d love to see them in the comments below!