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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. July 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this July :

Mitch Cullin's novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind, explores the life of an elderly Sherlock Holmes as he lives out his later years tending bees in Sussex. Frail and forgetful, the famed genius begins to increasingly rely on his housekeeper's teenage son. As he bonds with this young man, Holmes reminisces about his past and revisits two cases which may hold answers to his current predicament.  

Watch the trailer for the film adaptation titled "Mr. Holmes" and read about the cast and crew here


Release Date - July 15, 2015




Margo Roth Spiegelman has run away and no one but Q, her neighbor and long time admirer, seems to truly care. One night, Margo sneaks into Q's room and ropes him into a madcap evening of pranks and revenge. The next morning, she is gone. Piecing together the clues she left behind, Q and his friends go on a road trip to bring her back home. Paper Towns in the second of popular author John Green's novels to be adapted to film. 



Read more about the film, the writer and the actors here

Release Date - July 24, 2015



For five days in 1996, journalist David Lipsky was given the chance to interview his hero, the widely acclaimed and deeply depressed author David Foster Wallace. As he tagged along on Wallace's book tour for his celebrated novel, Infinite Jest, Lipsky came to know Wallace in a way few did. Though the interview itself never ran, after Wallace's tragic suicide Lipsky compiled the transcript of their trip and published it under the title Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. The result is not so much a biography as a week in the life of an elusive and fascinating American literary figure. 

See the official trailer for the film adaptation titled "The End of the Tour" and read a synopsis of the film version here

Release Date - July 30, 2015


Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen