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Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 03:34 pm

Great adaptations

Top Book/Film Adaptations

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This year, give them a great story told two ways. First, let them dive into a great read. Then, let them sit back and enjoy the show. Here are six of the best book/film adaptations of the past year that will have all the bookworms and movie buffs on your list thanking you twice.

Harry Potter
Books: Harry Potter Box Set by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine) $86.93
Films: Harry Potter Years 1-5  (Warner) – $129.98, Blu; $49.98, DVD

Watchmen
Book: By Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC Comics) $19.99
Film: Warner – $35.99, Blu; $34.98, DVD

Angels & Demons
Book: By Dan Brown (Washington Square Press) $16
Film: Sony Pictures – $39.95, Blu; $36.95, DVD 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Book: By F. Scott Fitzgerald (Juniper Grove) $5.95
Film: Paramount – $39.99, Blu; $34.99, DVD

Slumdog Millionaire
Book: Q & A by Vikas Swarup (Scribner) $15
Film: Twentieth Century Fox – $39.99, Blu; $29.99, DVD

The Reader
Book: By Bernhard Schlink (Vintage) $7.99
Film: Weinstein Co. – $29.95, Blu & DVD

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