Friday Friyay: 'Patricia Wants to Cuddle' by Samantha Allen
Book Beginnings is at home on Rose City Reader, hosted by Gilion Dumas, and Friday 56 at Freda's Voice, hosted by Freda. I'll also be joining the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.
Margaret Davies scrubs and scrubs but she knows she'll just have to refinish the deck.
At least the spot where she found the dead sheep this morning.' 1%
Was not expecting that second sentence! I wonder if Margaret is one of the contestants and, if yes, why there are dead sheep on a ship's deck and why she is the one to have to deal with them. I really can't
'Now that she is done recording, Amanda can finally sneeze. The rosewater mist always makes her sneeze. But at last she can relax. There are no producers anymore, no cameras clanging around, just a light wind batting against the canvas and the gentle sound of coursing water coming from the white noise machine.' 56%
This is quite a long quote but I loved the way it went from these short, determined sentences to a longer, quiet contemplation that seemed to fit the content really well. Maybe Amanda is another one of the contestants, in which case I can fully imagine she needs some peace and quiet!
This week's question was suggested by Cheryl from I Heart Fictional People:
What is your favourite movie adapted from a book?
Ooooh where to begin? I really thought about whether I have a favourite and I think if I'm completely honest it has to be the 2005 Pride & Prejudice. It first introduced me to Jane Austen (I completely forgot about watching the film while reading allll her books) and it re-ignited my love for Keira Knightley. But it also showed me the subtle ways in which an adaptation can highlight new aspects of a familair text. So that is probably the favourite, but below are some more adaptations I love as well!
- The Green Knight (2021), directed by David Lowery, adapted from the anonymous, Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
- Hauru no Ugoku Shiro / Howl's Moving Castle (2004), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, adapted from Diana Wynne Jones' novel.
- The Handmaiden (2016), directed by Park Chan-wook, adapted from Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.
- Arrival (2016), directed by Denis Villeneuve, adapted from "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang.
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001 - 2003), directed by Peter Jackson, adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's novels.
- The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), directed by Armando Iannuici, adapted from David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
- This one is especially amazing since I don't like Dickens at all. The film almost made me reconsider that. Such is the power of Dev Patel!