Book vs Movie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society might become one of my favorite book to movie adaptations.
Have you seen the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society movie? If you loved the book, I suggest that you watch the movie. Yes, really, it is worth watching. It is one of the few times where I can say that I loved both the book and the movie.
When it comes to books vs movies, I almost always prefer the book over the movie. I love to read, and I love to watch movies, but let’s be honest, Hollywood often messes up a story when they turn it into a movie.
When it comes to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society though, they did a pretty good job. Actually, I think they did a great job turning it into a movie.
There are some things they changed. Some characters and parts of the story line are missing, but overall I think they did a good job capturing the spirit of the book.
It is almost impossible to fit an entire book into a two hour movie. Certain people and events always have to be cut. For this book and movie, I think they did a good job cutting it down, while still staying fairly true to the main story line.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers because I know not everyone has read the book or had a chance to see the Netflix movie yet, so I won’t go into a lot of details, but I will share a few thoughts.
Both the book and the movie showed the harsh realities of WWII. They both contained a love story. They both had interesting characters in them. They both left me wanting to know more about that part of the world during WWII.
Both the book and the movie are about books and how they can influence and change people’s lives. I love talking books and reading, so I love that the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society incorporates books and reading into the story. Not only are the incorporated into the story, they are a huge part of the story.
I think this is one of those times where a movie will encourage people to read. Or at least I hope it does. I read the book before I watched the movie, but if I hadn’t it was the kind of movie that would have made me want to read the book. Not all movies do that, but this one did.
If you haven’t read the book, please read it. I think you will enjoy it. Then watch the movie. I think you will enjoy it was well. For more information on the book and for my full book review click here.
Now can we talk book covers for a minute? The picture up above is the original cover or at least the cover on the older edition of the book.
This is the new one.
When a book becomes a movie, they almost always release an updated book cover with the star actor or actors on the cover. Occasionally, it is a scene from the movie. I see the point of doing this, but personally I almost always prefer the original or older covers.
Do you agree with me? Is the non movie book cover better? And what are your thoughts on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book vs movie? I would love to hear what you think.