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1984, but Animal Farm would be hilarious as well.
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Can you picture trying to adapt the Wheel of Time into any sort of coherent series? 10 minutes of each episode would be braid tugging, skirt fidgeting and long panning shots of clothing. ( The other 12 minutes would be Rand yelling at himself in the dark ).

Or that horrifying thing that occurred when they turned the Sword of Truth into a tv show.


There are some authors who seem to pad their works with extended descriptions sometimes with actual blueprints like Tom Clancy, or with detailed descriptions of how the armor was made or how the food was prepared. Sir Walter Scott spent pages describing Rob Roy's clothing down to and including the clasp on his sporran. Jules Verne felt the need to describe the preparation and origins of every dish they served on the Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues. Needless to say, this may provide additional fodder for the imagination while reading, but attempting to translate it to film usually results in disaster.
Posted 2/26/16
I would like to see To Kill a Mockingbird as anime along with Of Mice and Men.
How crazy would Dr. Seuss books be.
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Needless to say, this may provide additional fodder for the imagination while reading, but attempting to translate it to film usually results in disaster.


At least that kind of serves a purpose though. Robert Jordan just padded out an inane amount of details for padding's sake it seems.
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runec wrote:


Razor_Girl wrote:
Needless to say, this may provide additional fodder for the imagination while reading, but attempting to translate it to film usually results in disaster.


At least that kind of serves a purpose though. Robert Jordan just padded out an inane amount of details for padding's sake it seems.


There are many authors who seem extremely hung up on descriptions of food. Nowadays when foodies seem to be taking over this doesn't seem as odd as it might otherwise. However, I found this article about Brian Jacques whose Redwall books have drool inducing descriptions of feasts, and it mentions that one of the reasons he focuses on food was because of his experiences during the war with food shortages and rationing. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/brian-jacques-writer-best-known-for-his-redwall-series-of-fantasy-novels-2212534.html After considering it, I think most of the authors I know that write the most appetizing descriptions of foods tend to be those who've survived severe times of shortages...
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"I AM NUMBER 4"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely LOVED that book! It was so intense. It had mystery, action, back story, powers, character development, etc, etc~

I think it would make an incredible Anime. The plot is very solid.

There was a movie of it made a few years back, & it did it no justice. It was made in that pre-teeny movie drama way, where all the characters looked like super models, & acted really stale.
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Hana Kimi! Give me justice!! Give me, the anime it needed to be!!


It's not that i hate the live action, it's just it would have been better suited as an ouran like anime...

In terms of book books, More than this by Patrick Ness.
A monster calls by same author.
any kind of animation... Immortals quartet by Tamora Pierce.
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All of Murakami and Otsuichi's stories should be anime-fied.

I also would like to see Yoko Ogawa's Revenge as animated shorts. And maybe the entire Ringu series in anime form.
Posted 4/5/16
Hamlet or Macbeth - William Shakespeare (maybe a few collections of Shakespeare, like the way the The Animatrix was done).
Logan's Run - William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin.
Anything by H.P. Lovecraft would be a dream.
It would also be amazing to see a detective anime that went around trying to solve Edgar Allan Poe like murders.
The Great Gatsby or Tender Is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens.
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri
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Posted 4/5/16
Harry Potter
The Hunger Games
Maybe some of John Green's books
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Hmmmmm, very good question...

It (Stephen King)
Salem's Lot (Stephen King)
The Stand (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
The Jurassic Park series (Michael Crichton)
Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
Mysterious Island (Jules Verne)
The Autumn People (Ray Bradbury)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars series (with John Carter, Dejah Thoris, etc)
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens)
Any and all H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth Cthulu mythology stories
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maximum ride! shit it already has a manga , comic AND web series adaptation
harry potter
eragon -inheritance trilogy-
warriors the warrior cats one by erin hunter
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The alchemist!
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i just finsh a book called the boxer by kathleen karr it about a kid named johnny woods turn to become boxing greatest player "the chopper" surviving poverty in new york, boxing was illegal in 1885. it a great book try it.
Posted 4/5/16
I really want to see the book "The Alchemist" as an anime.
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