7 Books to Read Before You See the Movies This Fall
Some of our all-time favorite fiction
and nonfiction reads will be having their debuts as films in the next three months. Here's what to
enjoy on the page as well as on the screen.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Surely you remember what happened
with The Lord of the Rings? Old friends, young nephews, cubicle
co-workers, the guy at the McDonald's cash register—they all began talking emphatically about elves, because
everyone on the planet had either read the damn trilogy or memorized it, down
to the maps. There was a reason for this obsession. The
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie will have dazzling visuals and the genius of
Peter Jackson, but the book lets you live in this world—making you
believe in elves, dwarves and
greedy wicked dragons for a few hundred addictive pages.
— Leigh Newman