This week we throw the rules completely out the window as we read and discuss a very different type of adaptation for our surprise spooktacular Halloween Special! I am joined by the steel-nerved Queen of Halloween, Courtney Coulson as we tackle the most genuinely spine-chilling text in Book Was Better history, a text so frightening that I dare not even utter its name. Plug it into your ears and all will be unveiled!
This week we painfully extract everything we can out of the junior novelization of The-Rock-in-a-tutu epic The Tooth Fairy! Intrepid guest host Jacinta and I quickly learn whether this is a charming children's fantasy story, or a cynical, thin excuse to strip The Rock of all dignity. What did we discover? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TOOTH!
This week we tackle one of my personal childhood favourites. You hate it. I love it. Hells yeah, Howard the Duck! After refusing to do this episode multiple times, guest host Courtney Coulson returns under much duress and does her plucky best to talk about anything other than the book at hand!
This is a novel that seems to have so little faith in its source material that it constantly veers off on wild, nonsensical, audaciously padded tangents, and we’ve recorded a loving tribute to that meandering style with this equally nonsensical, well-padded 90 mins of show. Listen to this one at your own risk!
This week’s episode will have you not just hating Mondays, but also
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as we delve into the wretchedly epic
novelization of the fuelled Garfield The Movie! How can
the bland, predictable, two-joke Garfield comic strip be stretched into a
feature film, and how on earth can an author write a 200 plus page book
about it? Adorable guest host and cat enthusiast Lizzy Unpronounceable and I are sadly about to find out!
This week we return to the not-so-magical world of Oz by reading the novelization of the aptly named Return to Oz! Guest host Suzanne and I navigate the ruins of the yellow brick road as we try to process the most bleak and insanely terrifying Disney movie yet! We put our feelers out to some Wheelers and try our best not to lose our heads! Join us as we dive headfirst into this accommodating Vinge!