What are the best books that should be turned into a film?

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    #1The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.


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    Heather Phillips
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep."
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    #2The Corrections

    The Corrections

    The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen is a contemporary fiction on a family drama during the age of greed and globalism from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe.


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    Abhinav Trivedi
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "this has everything you could possibly want in a book, a little bit of everything "
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    #3The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller wherein Rachel, the protagonist, takes the same train on her everyday commute. She always catches a glimpse of a couple from the window of the train, and one day when she witnesses something terrible.


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    Rodolfo Navarro
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Fantastic Book. I can't remember if they made this into a movie or not, but I know that if it has not been, then it should be! Emotional/Suspenseful book, really had a great time reading."
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    #4Kill Shot

    Kill Shot

    Kill Shot by Vince Flynn is a mystery thriller and political fiction novel orginally published in 2012. This book is preceded by American Assassin and followed by Transfer of Power. It follows the story of Mitch Rapp - a CIA super agent.


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    Carolyn Estrada
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "While awaiting the next David Balducci book, I read this author's first book, Term Limits , and was immediately hooked! American Assassin is the first in the series for the character, Mitch Rapp, and starts at the beginning of his career in the spy world. The story holds your interest and I was sad when I finished the book. For me, that's always the sign of a good book, when you don't want it to end. I have since read next book in the series for Mitch Rapp titled, Kill Shot, also excellent. I would recommend to a reader interested in Flynn's books with this character to read them in order. It is not necessary but the whole of this character is so much more interesting that way! "
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    #5Reaper: Awakening

    Reaper: Awakening

    Reaper: Awakening is a paranormal science fiction novel written by Seth Gruner. This book is about a demon Azazel and it is first published digitally in 2013. 


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    Angela Kelly
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This book was fantastic! The author brings new dark and exciting twists to stories that will definitely catch you by surprise!! The way the author portrays his characters is definitely going to put you through a deep emotional roller coaster that you'll never want to get off. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys an amazing fiction read!! But hey, why just read about it when you can buy it and get the full experience for yourself. "
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    #6The Immortality Game

    The Immortality Game

    The Immortality Game is a book written by Ted Cross. The Immortality Game was published on November 24, 2014 by Breakwater Harbor Books. The Immortality Game's paperback edition has 328 pages.


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    Kyle Martinez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I love science fiction movies and books and the Immortality Game came out of nowhere for me when i first read it. I fell in love with the world in this book along with its characters. I really feel the story here deserve to be put on film so more people could experience it."
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    #7The Historian

    The Historian
    This is the story of a young woman that while exploring her father's library is plunged into a labyrinth where she will find out about her father's past and the fate of her mother, and she will learn about Vlad the Impaler, and his possible connections with her situation in the current days. 


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    Justin Guzman
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I think overall this novel could be both interesting and entertaining, as there are a few different twists and turns it potentially could take. Personally speaking, I do consider myself a fan of a good mystery, and with this reviews of this particular book being strong, I may give this one a chance one day!"
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    #8Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

    Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

    Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran is a historical fiction about the European history. This book was published in 2011 which shows the importance of love and friendship in times of war.


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    Jason James
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Madame Tussaud: A novel of the French Revolution is a book that if I remember correctly from my high school years was actually pretty good and has a really good story about friendship"
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    #9Ms. Marvel (Vol.1)

    Ms. Marvel (Vol.1)
    Ms. Marvel (Vol.1) is a young adult fiction graphic novel created by G. Willow Wilson. This sequential art superhero book is first published in 2014 by Marvel. 


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    Kevin Duncan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "In today's divisive political climate it is great to see a graphic novel about a superhero is female and Muslim. Ms. Marvel (Vol.1) is geared more towards young adults, but I still enjoyed the storyline. I could easily see this graphic novel being transitioned to a film which I think I would enjoy seeing."
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    #10Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    Will Grayson, Will Grayson
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a young-adult fiction novel by John Green and David Levithan that tells the story of two teens who have the same name - Will Grayson. This collaborative novel is a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice.

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    Roger Reid
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I am a bit surprised that "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" is not already a movie, though there are some attributes that might make it difficult to film. The book often switches between the perspective of the two main characters, who both have the same name, and who do not actually interact with one another for long stretches of time, I think. It seems like they could find some way to adapt the book into a film if they really wanted to, though, and I think it would be successful while being generally faithful to the source material."
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    Innocence is a thrilling suspense novel by award-winning and bestselling author Dean Koontz. It was published in late December and became a New York Times bestseller. It is about a man and a woman trying to hide from the civil world.


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    Larry Sims
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Dean Koontz is in my top 5 authors and I think he deserves recognition for Innocence. The action and drama was more than I could handle in between chapters. I can relate to the nature of the characters being recluses and trying to live securely among themselves. This one checks out well. "
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    #12Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful)

    Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful)

    Beautiful Disaster is a novel written by Jamie McGuire. This romance novel is published in 2011, and it is part of the Beautiful series. It is about Abby Abernathy whose life has changed after entering college.


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    Howard Holmes
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "educative and romantic book"
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    #13The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower
    The Dark Tower is a series of eight books written by American author Stephen King, whose themes goes from dark fantasy and horror to Western. This epic saga is one of the most iconic series of novels of all time. 

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    Andy Su
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Dark Tower is a series of eight books written by American author Stephen King, whose themes goes from dark fantasy and horror to Western. This epic saga is one of the most iconic series of novels of all time. "
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    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides follows the life of a hermaphrodite who grew up as Calliope but became Cal in his teens. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2003.

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    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "After consulting with a friend she recommended Middlesex: A Novel because I wanted a good book to read. I was doubtful it would be any good. I was left with many thoughts about how this book could have been different and not played out the way it actually did. Saying that I think it was a good overall story that missed a few things that would have made better sense. "
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    #15Looking for Alaska

    Looking for Alaska
    Looking for Alaska is an award-winning young-adult fiction novel by John Green published in 2005. This book follows the story of a boy named Pudge who's obsessed with famous last words and his quirky group of friends. 

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    William Hughes
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book is absolutely destined to be a movie! John Green never fails, especially with Looking for Alaska. Pudge is such an enjoyable character, and his friends dance off the page with their quirks and fun banter. It's witty, edgy, and heartfelt, so I can't wait to see this turned into a movie. "
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    1Q84 is a fantasy fiction book written by Haruki Murakami which centers on a young woman named Aomame who follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. 


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    #17The Diamond Age

    The Diamond Age

    The Diamond Age is a standalone postcyberpunk novel written by Neal Stephenson which centers on the life of a young girl named Nell in a world of nanotechnology. 


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    Ryan Guzman
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This was a fair book. I was not that thrilled by the plot which I felt had been rehashed from many other books and movies. I do not think that I would go see this if it were in a movie format. It was rather ordinary."
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    #18Transformers: All Hail Megatron

    Transformers: All Hail Megatron
    Transformers: All Hail Megatron is a science fiction book written by Shane McCarthy and Guido Guidi. Transformers: All Hail Megatron was published on March 3, 2009 by IDW Publishing.

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    Anna Soto
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Transformers has been a very successful film franchise. To see this nicely rated book, I am sure it may be eventually made into a film. I do feel though, that maybe this search result could have been for a book with a 5 star review. That would have been a far better solution to the topic. "
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    #19Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday

    Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday

    Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday is a science fiction book written by Alan Dean Foster and David Cian. Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday was publishes on March 27, 2007 by Del Rey.


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    Víctor Juárez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Wow! Make another movie please. Great opportunity for another hit movie. If you like transformers you need to read this.Loved that it took place in the sixties since i grew up in that unbelievable decade. Great copld war story that would play well on the big screen."


Best What are the best books that should be turned into a film
1The Catcher in the RyeBooks 38 Paid
2The CorrectionsBooks 36 Paid
3The Girl on the TrainBooks 33 Paid
4Kill ShotBooks 30 Paid
5Reaper: AwakeningBooks 26 Paid
6The Immortality GameBooks 24 Paid
7The HistorianBooks 19 Paid
8Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French RevolutionBooks 18 Paid
9Ms. Marvel (Vol.1)Books 16 Paid
10Will Grayson, Will GraysonBooks 12 Paid

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