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Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book
A: I'm always nervous when my favorite books are adapted into movies. For me, movies almost never live up to the book. Here are three that would make me very nervous to see on the big screen:
1) The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost - This entire series is fantastic, but in particular, I think Hollywood would butcher One Foot in the Grave. There are a lot of emotional scenes in this book, and a lot of paranormal scenes that might not work with special effects. And do I even need to say Chapter 32? How would film execs screw that up? Oh, I would guess in many, many ways.
2) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - This is one of my favorite YA series. I think Hollywood execs would definitely make a mess out of this series, especially City of Glass. Again, I'm always wary of Hollywood special effects in paranormal movies, and I feel that this book might be "dumbed down" in a movie version. This is why I am not looking forward to this movie.
3) The Maker's Song series by Adrian Phoenix - This is one of my favorite dark vampire series, although I know this book isn't as popular as some. I think Hollywood would get the world building right - the dark, underbelly, industrial, hard metal side of New Orleans. I think that Dante, Heather, Lucien and Vaughn would be cast correctly. What I don't think would work on film would be the various plot lines. Adrian Phoenix has a way of weaving several threads together to intersect in the main plot line. She uses flash backs, flash forwards and random side characters that affect the main characters later on down the line. I think on film, this would be difficult to pull off.
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