Manitoba book critics recommend 6 books to read before to watch their screen adaptations

Book critics of Manitoba tell which books are worth reading before you see their screen adaptations.

1. If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin

The book raises questions of hope and tells about an 18-year-old black woman who learns that she is pregnant after her husband was imprisoned. The action takes place in New York in the 60s of the 20th century. The book shows the truest life with its realities.

The adaptation of the book has caused different opinions. Someone considers it very successful, and someone believes that there are many differences in the plot of the film and the book.

2. Bird Box, by Josh Malerman

This is a terrific book, probably one of the scariest that you might have come across. Before watching the movie starring Sandra Bullock, try reading a book. This is a story about people who hide their eyes, about monsters and chilling events.

3. You Were Never Really Here, by Jonathan Ames

Lynn Ramsay took this work as the basis for her new film. This is a story about how a hired killer saves a girl from sexual slavery. The distinctive feature is that there is an absolutely masculine narration and the images of the main female characters we also see through the masculine explanation.

4. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

If you have not started watching this popular TV series, then it is time to read the book. This is a story about an anti-utopian society, where men completely control women and use them only for the purpose of procreation. This is a very bold, loud and even cruel story that will not leave you indifferent.

5. Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Netflix turned this book in four-part miniseries. The book is divided into 4 parts, the series is built on the same principle and tail conveys the subject of the book very closely. You will learn the story of a group of rabbits who are struggling with many obstacles to find a new home. In this book, you will also face sexism, because as it turns out later, all rabbits are males.

6. Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn wrote created not only a book but also the script for the acclaimed series. The main character Camille works as a reporter in a newspaper in the city of Chicago. True, this work does not bring her any success, because the girl every now and then shows not the most outstanding results. Her dreams of an amazing career have not come true, but it is possible to reanimate it. Camille finds herself in a small town where she needs to make a report about the victims of a local maniac. The heroine knows the city well because she was born and raised there, but unexpected provincial passions made her do her best to understand what happened there. Her work turns into a real nightmare when she comes across people involved in the case for reporting.

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