Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well-known literary characters. The character and the stories about him are in the public domain and have been since the 1980s (some stories were not in the public domain in the U.S. until 2013). The author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published most of the stories about Sherlock in a newspaper called The Strand. Sherlock Holmes is referenced in many different mediums and also adapted into many different mediums.
I picked up this book after watching the movie adaptation, “What’s Your Number?”, starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans. I am going to start off with a look at the movie, then discuss the book and the changes made from the original source material.
The Mortal Instruments is a series of books by former fanfiction writer, Cassandra Clare. The series comprises of six books in total, and three companion books, which centre around a group of teens/young adults that are part angel and part human who are trained to kill demons that enter into the human world and to protect the mundanes (regular humans).
Many of you by now are familiar with The Hunger Games in some shape or form. It is a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins which spawned four feature films based on the books. It is classified as a young adult novel series and set in the dystopian future in Panem. The book follows heroine Katniss Everdeen as she changes the world she lives in.
iZombie, the television series, is loosely based on the comic book series by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. The series airs on The CW in the US and is available on Shomi in Canada. It stars Rose McIver as Liv Moore, the main character who is turned into a zombie at a party.
Since I’m sure nearly everyone in the world is familiar with Harry Potter, I’m not going to write an overview of each individual book. Instead, I’m going to review the series and its movies as a whole. I will also talk about the effect this book series has had on people and media, including my personal experience with the series.
I finally got around to watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It is a really cute take on the Pride and Prejudice story with a modern twist. There are 100 episodes, all around the 3 to 4 minute mark and 10 Q&A episodes, which are interspersed with vlogs from other characters such as Lydia Bennet, Maria Lu, and Gigi Darcy.
I wish I could remember how I was introduced to the Percy Jackson series. The only thing I can really remember was that I had finished reading the Harry Potter series and was looking for something new to read. I’ve always been a fan of Greek mythology and this was something that sounded interesting. These books are a bit shorter than the Harry Potter series but just as imaginative. Below, I summarized each of the books and give an overall review of the series, as well as a brief look at the two movies that were adapted from the novels.
I thought I would start off my new blog with talking about my favourite author of all time, Jane Austen. There are so many things to talk about when it comes to her and her works that this may end up being one of my longest posts ever. Perhaps once we get to the end of it, we’ll know for sure. I will start off talking about the novels themselves before getting into other book adaptations and unauthorized sequels. Lastly, I will talk a little bit about some of the movies that are adaptations of the books or inspired by them.