BOOK VERSUS FILM: Apple Tree Yard

Okay, not film exactly this week, but a TV adaptation – same diff! I’ve been catching up on television lately, which means I’ve only just got round to the BBC’s recent adaptation of Apple Tree Yard. (If you haven’t seen it yet, you can buy the box set, HERE). Apple Tree Yard was a five…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Books Versus Hollywood

The Book Versus Film section on this blog is one of the most popular features – so far we’ve had the likes of dystopian YA classics like Divergent, The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games, not to mention Stephen King’s Misery. Plenty more where that came from, too! So this infographic showing people’s perceptions of…

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Why I Love The Female Characters In The 100

With the end of Dystopian November in sight, I thought I’d repost this great insight into the female characters on The 100 from Shauna, who works on the show. The 100 is a CW show that’s an adaptation of the Kass Morgan books. Whilst notably different from their source material, what’s interesting is the unusual…

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DYSTOPIAN NOVEMBER: Top 10 Movies

Dystopian societies have long been a popular choice for novels, film and now TV shows such as Westworld and The 100. The idea of what the future could possibly hold for us is an exciting and equally thrilling prospect but also TERRIBLE, so to kick off our Dystopian November, we’ve chosen our top ten picks…

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Book Versus Film: 8 Reasons DIVERGENT Works As Both

Book Versus Film: 8 Reasons DIVERGENT Works As Both

THE STORY DIVERGENT is  set in a future world where society has been divided into five distinct factions. But Tris will never fit into any one group – she is Divergent, and what makes her different makes her dangerous. Targeted by a faction leader determined to eliminate all Divergents, Tris turn to the one person…

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BEST OF 3: Paul Barrow aka @VelvetTortoise, writer

A Touch Of Frost by R.D. Wingfield WHY I LIKE IT: OK, I admit I only read the series of ‘Frost’ books because I loved David Jason playing the scruffy detective on screen but I immediately fell in love with them. Wingfield uses time periods rather than chapters – a technique which inspired my own…

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