Recent Post by the Literary Traveler: 2012 and 2013 Movies Based on Books

The blog network the Literary Traveler recently had a post about 2012 and 2013 movie releases based on books. The list includes books in a variety of genres including classics, graphic novels, fiction, nonfiction and short stories.  The 2012 movie list is below with links to the book titles available through the Newton Free Library.  The complete list which includes 2013 releases and movie release dates is available on the Literary Traveler blog:

2012 Movies Based on Books (from the blog the Literary Traveler)

Savages – Based on Savages by Don Winslow

The Bourne Legacy – Based on The Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader

Total Recall – Based on (Short Story) “We Can Remember if for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick

Goats – Based on Goats by Mark Jude Poirier

Cosmopolis – Based on Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

Lawless – Based on The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story by Matt Bondurant 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Based on The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Killing Them Softly – Based on Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgin

The Paperboy – Based on The Paperboy by Peter Dexter

Alex Cross – Based on Cross by James Patterson

Cloud Atlas – Based on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Anna Karenina – Based on Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II – Based on Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Silver Linings Playbook – Based on The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Great Expectations – Based on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Les Miserables – Based on Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

The Hobbit – Based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Life of Pi – Based on Life of Pi by Yann Martel

World War Z – Based on World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

The Great Gatsby – Based on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lincoln – Based on Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

On the Road – Based on On the Road by Jack Kerouac


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