Before the Oscar Nomination came the book 2017

By Maeve Ward
In Recommended Books
Feb 9th, 2017

Once again, it’s the time of the year when the world looks to Hollywood for the glitz and the glamour of awards season. As always, there’s a large number of films nominated for major awards that have been adapted from popular books, so here’s a quick guide to what you can pick up online and at your local Eason store before you catch them on the big screen.

 Arrival by Ted Chiang

What if we discovered that the fundamentals of mathematics were inconsistent? What if exposure to an alien language forever changed our perception of time? These are among the questions posed by the stories of Ted Chiang, eight of which are presented here.


 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

#1 New York Times Bestseller NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.


 Lion by Saroo Brierley

As a five-year-old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home.


 Nocturnal Animals by Austin McGiffert Wright

The novel that inspired the 2016 major motion picture ‘Nocturnal Animals’, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, is a dazzling, eerie, riveting thriller of fear and regret, blood and revenge. Many years after their divorce, Susan Morrow receives a strange gift from her ex-husband. A manuscript that tells the story of a terrible crime: an ambush on the highway, a secluded cabin in the woods; a thrilling chiller of death and corruption. How could such a harrowing story be told by the man she once loved? And why, after so long, has he sent her such a disturbing and personal message?


 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

There is something about Ove. At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?


Check out our Read it Before You See it Promotion for more movies and TV shows that have been adapted from the page to the screen!


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