Saw the movie? Read the book!

These November movies were adapted from books:

Argo is based on one of those “the truth is stranger than fiction” scenarios that was originally published in Wired magazine.  The story, as told by Tony Mendez himself, is also out as a book (titled Argo) now.

The Paperboy is based on the novel The Paperboy by Pete Dexter.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.  One guess for what that’s based on.  🙂

Lawless is based on the novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant.

Lay the Favorite is based on Beth Raymer’s memoir Lay the Favorite.

Rise of the Guardians is based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood series.

Cloud Atlas is, of course, based on the beautiful novel Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.  You have until Nov. 15th to sign up to win free film tickets!

Le Magasin des Suicides is based on the novel with the same title (translated into English as The Suicide Shop) by Jean Teulé.


The House at the End of the Street is not based on a book, but a tie-in novelization has been published, in case you want to scare yourself reading.

Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri) is based on two non-fiction books by Tatiana Niculescu Bran: Deadly Confession (Spovedanie la Tanacu) and Judges’ Book (Cartea Judecatorilor).  As far as I can tell, the books have not been translated into English (yet).

Droom en daad (Dream and Deed) is not based on a book, but on the life of Dutch poet/socialist Henriette Roland Holst.