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    Movies That Made You Want to Read The Book

    The common chestnut is, after seeing a movie: "The book was better."

    Were there books you read because they made movies out of them?

    I can think of two different takes on this question.

    1) A book you read because you wanted to read the book before you saw the movie.

    In my life, examples would be The World According to Garp and The Accidental Tourist .

    2) A book you read because you saw the movie..

    In my life, examples would be The Maltese Falcon, The Caine Mutiny, Anatomy of a Murder and To Kill a Mockingbird.
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    Wifey wanted to read Hunger Games before we saw the movie (I'm still waiting to see the movie).
    Several scenes of the movie were shot in our area and a few people said they are easily recognizable (I'm still waiting to see the movie).
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    I'm in the same boat with Hunger Games. The movie made me want to read the book, and the book is a lot better. I'll probably read the next two in the trilogy.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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