Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Ranking the Nicholas Sparks Adaptations: ‘Safe Haven’ & More
Feb 14, 2013 - The Daily Beast
Romantic? Cheesy? Cheesier? From the classic (‘The Notebook’) to the new (‘Safe Haven’) to the downright depressing (‘Dear John’), Anna Klassen rates all eight movies based on the novelist’s books.
This Valentine’s Day, the latest movie adaptation of a book by the melodramatic novelist Nicholas Sparks—don’t worry, he has nine left—hits the big screen. Safe Haven, starring Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough and Fergie’s main squeeze, Josh Duhamel, is typical Sparks fare: an unlikely match, insurmountable odds, and eventual happily ever after. But where does the new film fit in among classics like The Notebook and less-loved adaptations like The Last Song? Here, we rank Sparks’s novels turned films, from romantic to downright cheesy. Full article