14 Books You Need To Read Before Seeing The Film

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1.A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange is as gruesome as it is poetic. A dystopian horror come black comedy with its own weird and wonderful language. The book follows young Alex and his gang of Droogs as they wreak havoc on ordinary people until the state intervenes.

The book was adapted into a film in 1971.

Price: £6.18

2.Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is the classic coming of age novel about the March sisters who are enduring the struggles of everyday life during nineteenth century wartime. The novel follows the sisters as they grow and figure out their place in the world.

The book has been adapted a few times, one in 1949 and 1994 and is being adapted again which is set being released in December 2019.

Price: £11.26

3.High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

The story of Rob and his five all-time most memorable break-ups. Rob has recently broken up with his girlfriend Laura and he believes it’s for the best, but he can’t seem to stop thinking about her no matter how hard he tries.

The book was adapted into a film in 2000.

Price: £6.99

4.Fight Club by Chuck Palahinuk

Tyler Durden is a projectionist / soap salesman / waiter come anarchist but it’s his invention of Fight Club that will spark a revolution that will change the world.

The book was adapted into a film in 1999.

Price: £3.99

5.The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

This coming-of-age story follows Charlie, a shy, introverted, and unpopular kid who is trying to make his way through school and life. He navigates through all the awkward firsts that teens have to endure, first dates, family issues sex and drugs. This poignant novel will have you reflecting back on your own childhood memories.

The book was adapted into a film in 2012.

Price: £5.58

6.One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is set in a mental hospital where its patients live under the ruling of the tyrannical Nurse Ratched. The patients live in fear of her iron rule and are numbed by medication to keep them docile, until one day her rule is disrupted by the arrival of the heroic McMurphy.

The book was adapted into a film in 1975.

Price: £7.27

7.Call Me By Your Name by André Acimao

One of the greatest modern love stories, one of desire and passion, obsession and fascination. An adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents house become enthralled with each other as they in this passionate and heart-wrenching novel.

The book was adapted into a film in 2017.

Price: £4.52

8.Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting shows the raw and dark reality of addiction in the most graphic of prose. A witty, humorous but ultimately heart-breaking look into the harsh realities of heroin use, and how its grim effects engulf everyone involved whether that be the user, friend or family.

The book was adapted into a film in 1996.

Price: £5.13

9.Blackkklansman by Ron Stallworth

Ron Stallworth was the first ever black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police department. He finds and advertisement in a local paper for the Ku Klux Klan and decides to reply. What he wasn’t expecting was to receive a phone call inviting him to join.

The book was adapted into a film in 2018.

Price £6.18

10.The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

An extraordinary and magical tale following Pi, who is sadly the only human survivor after a terrible storm shipwrecks the boat he is travelling on. He’s not alone though, aboard his lifeboat is also a fearsome Bengal tiger, that he must learn to trust if he is to survive.

The book was adapted into a film in 2012.

Price: £7.64

11.Casino Royale by Ian Flemming

This book is the first in Ian Flemming’s James Bond 007 series. Bond finds himself trying to save the world by competing in a game of cards and in true Bond style, it’s never as easy as it might seem.

The book was adapted into a film in 2006.

Price: £6.99

12.Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

Brokeback Mountain is part of a series of short stories by Proulx. The story follows ranch hands living in the beautiful yet lonely Wyoming landscape. Their companionship becomes more and turns into an intimacy that neither expected.

The book was adapted into a film in 2005.

Price: £6.99

13.American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho is hailed as one of the most controversial novels of all time. It’s main protagonist Patrick Bateman, seems to have it all – good looks, a job on wall street, intelligence, and charm. He is also a psychopathic killer.

The book was adapted into a film in 2000.

Price: £8.52

14.The Beach by Alex Garland

Richard is on a trip to find himself, and in Thailand he is given a map directing him to an unknown island that promises a paradise like no other. What he finds is a utopia beyond his wildest desires, but how far will he go to protect it?

The book was adapted into a film in 2000.

Price: £6.99

Source: Read Full Article