This week our Amanda Keats discusses one of her favourite topics – film vs books. What do you reckon?
In the last few months, we've had film adaptations released of I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson, One Day by David Nicholls, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Schriver. Before the year is up there will also be a new Wuthering Heights film adaptation. So are film-makers running out of ideas and ruining the books we know and love or simply re-imagining them for a wider audience? And more importantly – are they ever any good?