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Books Vs Films: The Infographic


We're going to be bold: films will never, ever be a patch on the power of the imagination filtered through the pages of a book.

Unless you've got a huge production budget to splash all over it (Jurassic Park). Or if the written narrative is a bit sluggish and could benefit from slimming down (The Social Network). Or if... right, we're retracting our statement.

The bookish types of LoveReading.co.uk have done away with heated debates by applying logic to this age old question (initially asked when Sherlock Holmes Baffled became the first 'film of the book' in 1900) by comparing the aggregated critical scores of books and their film versions.

The following list contains some surprising victories, some glaring omissions, but more importantly, more fuel to stoke the high-brow argumentative fires with.

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(Via: Visual.ly)



Contemporary covers for classic books


Most abandoned books


Books That Refuse To Become Movies



Marvel drops new hip hop inspired covers

Just when you thought Marvel couldn't get any cooler

by Tom Fordy
27 Oct 2016

Classic horror posters reimagined with clay is a wonderful thing

Something for the kids this Halloween

by Tom Fordy
27 Oct 2016

Short horror films guaranteed to sh*t you up

Tis the season to hide behind your sofa

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

Everything we know about Sherlock series 4

The names of the first two episodes of series four have given some pretty major hints

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

Gregory Porter on why Russian gangsters love his music

The smooth jazzman has (scary) friends in high places

by Alex Christian
26 Oct 2016

Ballon d’Or: Who’s a fraud and who's not

We weigh up the merits of the 30 footballers recently deemed the planet's best

26 Oct 2016

Ice Cube to appear in contemporary Disney adaptation of Oliver Twist

Hear that? It's the sound of Charles Dickens spinning furiously in his grave

by David Cornish
26 Oct 2016

Do women really find short men unattractive?

Is it all in your head or is there truth to the stereotype?

by Sam Diss
25 Oct 2016

The Walking Dead is back and shit just hit the fan

Spoiler alert: who Negan killed is revealed

by Jamie Carson
24 Oct 2016

Deadpool director quits over 'creative differences' with Ryan Reynolds

Has the 'merc with the mouth' just mouthed off one too many times?

by Tom Fordy
24 Oct 2016