About the Whodunit Book Club
Whodunit Book Club has met in its present location for almost seventeen years! If you would like to join us, our meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month (except December).
We meet at the Chapters Store located at 41 MicMac Blvd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Phone (902) 466-1640
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
October's 'Whodunit' meeting
Just back from Chapters, Dartmouth and another great Whodunit Book Club meeting.
My impression was that most of the club enjoyed last month's selection "Chemistry of Death" by Simon Beckett. There was much lively discussion. Would this book make a good movie? Who would you cast as Hunter? Will you read the sequel "Written in bone"?
We discussed books into films and visa versa.
Most agreed that they would prefer to read the book first before watching the film, due to the fact that the film often disappoints.
Part of the reason for this is the constricting time frame of the movie.
How can they tell the whole story well in 2 hours?
A good reminder from a Whodunit member:
The film is only one person's interpretation of the original work.
Alternatively, I believe that books into TV mini-series, or series usually are more successful and true to the original work.
For instance, I cannot imagine anyone better to be Detective Morse that the late, great John Thaw.
I look forward to reading comments from Whodunit members as well as anyone else who happens to stumble upon this blog...