It’s our monthly B2S Book Club, where we discuss a recent film adaptation and the book it’s based on! The club is run with fellow blogger Tom Out.
The book/film pick for November will be Wildlife by Richard Ford (1990, Grove Press). We will meet at the Southbank Centre by the Central Bar on November 29th at 7pm.
For those not in London please feel free to discuss the book/film below and we will post a recording of the group to post!
When Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife—first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1990.
It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Jerry Brinson, Carey Mulligan as Jeanette Brinson, and Ed Oxenbould as Joe Brinson.
It was adapted by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks). It is directed by Paul Dano, the is his directorial debut but has acted in films such as 12 Years a Slave, Little Miss Sunshine, and Swiss Army Man. The film is produced by June Pictures, Nine Stories Productions, and Sight Unseen Pictures.
We always encourage you to support your local independent bookseller in purchasing the book and independent cinemas in your viewing!
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Last month we discussed The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Unfortunately, due to technical failings, the recording wasn’t able to come through. We all felt it was a powerful and amazing book. The film is probably the adaptation we enjoyed the most from everything we’ve reviewed but did feel it lost some of the complexity of the book.