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  • HBO makes great TV from books

    HBO makes great TV from books

    How do you compress a complicated novel into a two-hour, cinema-friendly format? The answer, most often, is: you can't. A better solution for many authors is to have their books turned into HBO series. The end result is often an in-depth adaptation – with story and characters intact – that would have been impossible get at the multiplex. Here are some of the best-known books that have been turned into successful HBO series – with many more to come.

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  • HBO makes great TV from books

    HBO makes great TV from books

    How do you compress a complicated novel into a two-hour, cinema-friendly format? The answer, most often, is: you can't. A better solution for many authors is to have their books turned into HBO series. The end result is often an in-depth adaptation – with story and characters intact – that would have been impossible get at the multiplex. Here are some of the best-known books that have been turned into successful HBO series – with many more to come.

  • Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life

    Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life

    From Walt Whitman to Jonathan Safran Foer, Brooklyn holds a unique place in America’s literary history.

  • The Extra Man: movie review

    The Extra Man: movie review

    In 'The Extra Man,' Kevin Kline is terrifically entertaining without being altogether believable.