Books to Read Before They Become Movies
We love a good film.
But—when it comes to storytelling—books rule.
8 of 10
a sleepy Ohio campus in 1951,
(out July 29) stars Logan Lerman as Marcus, an anxious
college student who's struggling to adapt to a Midwestern Christian school and make sense of the troubled girl he's developed a
crush on. Philip Roth, author of the original 2008 novel, is a master at
balancing sex, religion, morality and American life, and particularly brilliant at balancing Marcus'
personal concerns with the increasing drumbeats of the Korean War.
— Mark Athitakis