Top 7 Screen Adaptations So Good They Inspired Viewers To Pick Up The Book

Top 7 Screen Adaptations So Good They Inspired Viewers To Pick Up The Book
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It's much more common for fans of a particular book or series to start watching an adaptation than for fans of an adaptation to go back to the original book. However, there is only so much that can be visually translated from the page to the screen, and some universes are so exciting that you want to find out every little detail.

Here are 7 adaptations that made viewers so intrigued that they decided to check out the original book.

Game of Thrones

When the first season of the show premiered on HBO, everyone was beyond excited to find out what came next! And at that point, there were already-written George R. R. Martin’s books for everyone to satisfy their curiosity.

Good Omens

A series based on the book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett had quite a few differences from the original but still was so well-acted that people fell in love with Aziraphale and Crowley and couldn’t get enough of them. In any form, including written.

Harry Potter

The book series by J. K. Rowling was widely popular in Britain before it gained universal recognition after the first film starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint premiered worldwide. After that, the universe had only been growing in fame for many years.

Normal People

The book by Sally Rooney that captured many hearts of young adults got a fresh start after the release of the same-name TV mini-series, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal. It was too hard to not fall in love with them immediately.

Pride and Prejudice

Not many people are too interested in classical literature, especially in the genre of a novel of manners. However, the 2005 film captured the development of the protagonist Elizabeth Bennet so perfectly, that it boosted interest in Jane Austen’s book as well.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Yet another film that turned out to be so successful, it created a path for the story to become a true adaptation franchise. Both kids and adults fell in love with the magical story and all the characters involved, so they reached out to C. S. Lewis’ books.

Red, White & Royal Blue

It’s not even been a month since the film premiered on Amazon Prime Video, but fans have started to buy the original book by Casey McQuiston since the first teaser’s release. Now the demand is expected to only grow.