The Big 5 Books ... Novels adapted into movies #1

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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

by William Goldman
"[Goldman's] swashbuckling fable is nutball funny . . . A 'classic' medieval melodrama that sounds like all the Saturday serials you ever saw feverishly reworked by the Marx Brothers." --Newsweek
Life of Pi

Life of Pi

by Yann Martel
"A gripping adventure story . . . Laced with wit, spiced with terror, it's a book by an extraordinary talent."-- St. Paul Pioneer-Press
No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

by Cormac McCarthy
"A cause for celebrationÉ. He is nothing less than our greatest living writer, and this is a novel that must be read and remembered." -Houston Chronicle
The Help

The Help

by Kathryn Stockett
"This could be one of the most important pieces of fiction since To Kill a Mockingbird...If you read only one book...let this be it."--NPR.org