Brad wrote:On the Dreamcatcher movie, a lot of books translate like that when they go on film. On my list was Timeline. I thought it was an awesome book, a lot of the historical stuff that went into that was the same stuff I was researching in my thesis so I loved it.
YES!! I thouroughly enjoyed Timeline (not the best book ever, but a very enjoyable read) and thought that it was butchered in the movie. Speaking of Michael Chricton books that didn't translate well... Sphere! I really enjoyed this book when I read it, but I thought the movie was bad, bad bad! Also, I liked Jurassic Park the movie, but I thought the book was even better. I think it was even ranked in the top 100 books of the 20th century back when they had all those "Top 100" lists in 1999.
But for me, the #1 worst translated book from page the screen was, "The Relic". The movie was just plain awful, but the book was actually super good. I read in back in high school, and at the time, it turned into one of the best books I had read to that point. I still would rank it as one of my more memorable reads. I'd actually recommend going out and trying to find this book if you can. It had a great protagonist as well as a really great villian/monster.