By Kenan Habibovic
The power of reading is something that people take for granted. It takes time and dedication to open a book and invest yourselves in the story that unfolds. Words can become more the just letters put together on a page. Words can bring joy, tears or even anger to the reader. A good book will take you on a journey further than any movie can do. So with that said here is my top 5 books that have been turned into movies.
#5 – The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
I recently just got a chance to read this for the first time a few months ago and I must say Ang Lee you did a pretty decent job directing this and making it come to life. This book takes you on a spiritual journey and is worth the read.
#4 – To Kill A Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
This could be one of my favourite novels of all time; it still continues to teach people lessons today. Don’t judge a book or a person by their cover. As Atticus Finch says to good old Scout… “If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Go read this book if you haven’t done so already.
#3 – Silence of the Lambs – Tom Harris
Would you read me? I’d read me… the ’88 sequel to Red Dragon ’81 follows the story of a young FBI agent Clarice Starling and the legendary Dr. Hannibal Lecter. This novel is one of those rare stories that hook’s you from the beginning and takes you for a ride right to the end.
#2 – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Hands down the toughest book that I’ve ever read, Mr. Kesey’s style isn’t for everyone. But if you can get through some of the tough language underneath it all is a great story. Published in 1962 right in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, and at a time where psychology and psychiatry were going through deeps changes in America.
#1 – Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
Short, sweet and brilliant. Just the way I like it. Dive into the mind of Tyler Durden who teaches us one of the greatest lessons in novel history. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything, that we’re free to do anything.”