Books you didn't know until they were adapted

Books you didn't know until they were adapted
Greetings people! I want to know your opinions about this. Sometimes we're anxious or excited when we hear that a book we have read is going to be adapted into a movie, whether you are one of those who think that kind of movies never do justice to the book they are based on or not. But, what happen when you watch a movie and you find out at the end that it was based on a book? Does that ever happen to you? Which movie or movies surprised you because they were adaptations of books you didn't even know existed?


The James bond films by Sean Connery and Roger Moore. Though i cant really remember the names of this James Bond films, but i was surprised that these James bond films has a book novel about them , as they were later adapted in the James Bond movies.
Posted by babyright on 08-23-2017
I was in grade school when the first James Bond films were shown in our country. It was a big hit not only with the men but also with the women. I was wondering what that movie was all about until my brother explained that James Bond is a secret agent. When I grew up I watched James Bond movies in the cinema. But only later in life that I got to know that those movies were based on books.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-06-2018
I'll be honest: every movies that have been adapted from books.. I didn't know >ANY< of the books. Shame on me.
Posted by Wyvh on 08-23-2017
It didn't happen with a movie but it happened with a game. I remember playing "Metro 2033" a few years ago and finding out only towards the end that it was based on a book series. Personally, I loved the game and even checked the book out afterward. Both are great.
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-23-2017
Fried Green Tomatoes! I always loved this movie and I have watched it over and over since I was a kid. I recently found out it was based on a book so I ran to the library and check it out. The book and the movie were really good and I think that the movie did do it justice.
Posted by BigDreamer on 08-23-2017
Pride and the prejudice movie was adapted from a book, I didn't know there was a book before the movie. I have read it after the movie and I think the book was better, the characters were presented in a more realistic way and the passion is alive in the book. The movie is good as well and the actors were great but in my opinion, the book was the best.
Posted by wallet on 08-23-2017
Haha, yeah. It actually happened to me many times. I had no idea that Jurassic Park was adapted from a book. I had no idea that The Bone Collector was after a book and more. I first saw those movies and then I randomly found out after a while that they're based on the books. It's quite weird how many great movies are book based. Sadly, some aren't adapted too well and books are far more enjoyable.
Posted by Mehano on 08-23-2017
I'm surprise with your comment this is the first time i've heard that jurassic is adapted by the book. Hahaha. . I think i should read it too. Thanks for the info. :)
Posted by zheh on 08-24-2017
Just read one of the comments and even I didn't know that Jurassic Park was based on a book. I'll have to quickly have a look online because it's such a big surprise. I doubt many people knew it was adapted from a book to be fair. It's not a movie but Game of Thrones was adapted from the books (I'm sure everyone knows about this to be fair) but I didn't know that when I first started watching the show. I really want to start reading them but I want to do so after the show is completely finished to ensure nothing gets ruined
Posted by kingcool52 on 08-23-2017
Well, mine was game of thrones, never ever was it conceived in my mind that Game of thrones was a movie adapted from a book, even after watching till season five lol, surprised right? yeah. maybe because i didn't follow up with the trend, i mean the social media trend, and the follow up stream. and i think i love the fact that i didn't keep up with the book, because curiosity is inscribed in my DNA, i won't even wait for the next episodes, without gulping down the books, but well, the book is quite different from the series. Till i got in a discussion with a friend on a "GROUP Chat!!" , damn!, and he made reference to what happen in the book where Game of thrones was adopted from and i was like which book?, bruhh , I got roasted right there, because i was always clamming i knew everything about Game of thrones. face palm
Posted by Authord on 08-23-2017
Well despite they were really popular back in those days, I didn't know The twilight series before the movie. The movie was such a bum in my city I had to go watch it and I end up realizin: it was a book!. After that, I read it and became a fan for a couple of years but I wouldn't even knew there were books if it wasn't for the movie.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 08-23-2017
When I was a child, I didn't know that Harry Potter's movies were based on a book saga until the 5th movie came out. I was too young and I ignored that, the only books I read were those that I needed to study at school. When I read the book I realized that they were better than the movie, and all the movies were really good. I don't read that kind of books very often but some friends of mine do and, when we watch movies based on books, they always complain because the movie wasn't good enough than the book.
Posted by cubo on 08-23-2017
Timeline. I saw the movie once and it's a disappointment. My friend told me that it was adopted from a book so I've searched for it on eBay and bought it. I kid you not the book is incredible compared to the movie. What a shame.
Posted by Vastor122 on 08-24-2017
I'm still young when Harry potter and sorcerers stone, the first movie of harry potter series hits the cinema. After it's big hit that's when i learned that its from the book so i started reading and supporting all the harry potter series and i think the book is way better than the movies.
Posted by zheh on 08-24-2017
Fight Club. That has one of the coolest movies I have ever seen and when I have found that it was based on the book I couldn't believe it. Now I am really looking forward to reading it and I wonder what will be better - book or a movie.
Posted by Vatroslav on 08-24-2017
I was not aware of the twilight, harry potter and the narnia series. I learned about those books after the movies came out. And then that's how I know about most of the books. Same with the game of thrones. So it was a good to see something that came out in the industry. I think a lot of those cartoons are on the same way. I think it's reasonable to expect the book authors not being popular around the world.
Posted by overcast on 08-25-2017
I've been in a situation like this. Twice recently, I've found out that a movie was based on a book after seeing it. The first time that this happened was with The Martian. I saw the movie and I thought that it was decent, maybe just a little mediocre. Then, a week or so later I was at WalMart looking for a cheap book to read and I found The Martian, Matt Damon's face on the cover and all. I read it in about a week, and it was so much better than the movie. All of the mathematics, physics, and biology that is explained in the book grabbed onto me so much more than in the movie. It was basically the same plot, just more in depth.

The other movie that this was with was the Fantastic Beasts movie. I should have assumed that there was a book behind this, having read four of the Harry Potter books, but for some reason it didn't cross my mind to buy it until after I saw the movie. The movie was pretty great and well put together, I thought. Then I read the book soon after watching it. Reading the book took me about a two weeks, and it was worth it. It was definitely a good addition to the Harry Potter series.
Posted by Massey_Stephen_K on 08-27-2017
The first time that happened to me was when I watch Twilight. I even didn't know that it was a trilogy. At first, I loved the movie. The other books of the trilogy I read them before I watched the movies like new moon. I was 14 years old when I watched the first movie and I was in love with the characters that I bought the next books of the trilogy the author released. Now, I watch the movies and I am like What I was thinking?. Why I loved so much those movies?.
Posted by pizzalover on 09-04-2017
I just found out today that the Princess Bride was based on a book. I never really thought about it being a book because the movie itself has the intro of someone reading a book and telling the tale that way. Now that I know it's a book, it makes me very curious as to what things were changed or if I would enjoy it as much as I did the movie. It's been a long time since I saw the movie though so I have already forgotten the story, but I guess this just gives me even more of a reason to pick the book up and read it because this way I could read it fresh.
Posted by Wubwub on 09-30-2017
Mine happens to be the Game of Thrones, and I loved and enjoyed every bit of it. Before at the season 1 of the series, I never knew the movie was based on a book until I got to season 4.

The moment I found out it was so surprising to me that such written stories could be put into acting and into one of most craved movie series of our time. The producers of Game of Thrones didn't disappoint and I'm looking forward to watching the last season 8 that would be produced in 2018 which is subtitled the End of all things.
Posted by Heatman on 10-04-2017
The moment I watched the first episode, I knew GOT was adapted from a book. The opening credit says it all. LOL. I did not know the show was an adaptation until I began watching the show. Now that I have watched all 7 seasons, I am thinking to get the original book until the new season is out.
Posted by vinaya on 01-15-2018
This happened to me a few years ago when the Shadowhunters movie came out. I didn't even know that it was such a large saga. When I found out it was based on books I decided to start reading them and watch the movie, but the movie was not as good as the book, like always.
Posted by Rebelssis on 10-05-2017
One of the adaptation that really worked is Fight Club, It's one of those movies that have no existence till some producer decide to adapt it to the big screen.
Posted by joey98 on 10-20-2017
I did not know there was a book named Clockwork Orange until I watched the movie with that name. I also did not know about the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest, until I watched the movie.
Posted by vinaya on 01-04-2018
The Bicentennial Man is a science fiction movie starring Robin Williams. He played the part of the robot who had wanted to be a man. It was a science fiction but the drama is great that there is some part that can make the audience cry. Can you imagine a robot wanting to be a man that little by little, he had his body parts changed. And being a man, he will die. The story was written by Isaac Asimov. And I really didn’t know that the movie was taken from a book.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-02-2018