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RE: The Ready Player One movie trailer was released earlier this week... and it made me nervous.

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I watched the trailer the other day, and it felt a little odd (like a revamped Tron movie). Now that I know there is a book, I'll partake of that before seeing the movie.

Is there ever a movie adaptation that meets or surpasses the book?

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On the subject of om screen adaptations of novels, I recently read the first book in The Expanse novel series by James S. A. Corey. I had previously watched the first season of the SyFy show based on the books, and I was amazed at how close to the novel the show was.

I have only seen season one but I really enjoyed it. I have to catch up on my DVR. Thanks for reminding me.

No problem. If you want another good read, you should check out the first book. One other reason I think the show does the book justice is that the first season of the show only covers the first half of the first book, and there are currently 5 books with more on the way. I have high hopes for it.

Hmm, I am not familiar with that series. What did you enjoy about it?

I think the biggest thing I enjoyed was how well the universe gets set up. Many books can develop characters well, but in science fiction, establishing the setting is important because there are so many futuristic universes (books, movies, shows, etc.) nowadays to choose from. The author does an excellent job of establishing the political climate via the development of the two main characters. Because of this, the story is built on a solid foundation and takes off as the humanity of the characters is explored. There's a lot of action and things you'd expect out of other sci-fi sagas, so it's also a fun exciting read. That's my take, anyway. And the TV show is very well done. I'm excited to get through the rest of the books and check out the newer seasons of the show.

That sounds fascinating. A solid foundation of story and atmosphere make the characters come alive. Thanks for that brief synopsis!

No problem! I like it when I can recommend great material to others. Let me know what you think if you ever read or watch!

I could not possibly recommend a book more strongly. You must see it before the movie.

I think the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy are the best adaptations I have ever seen. Aside form that...

Thought that might be your response, haha.

As a LOTR nerd, yeah, the extended versions are pretty close. I'm not as adamant as some of my friends who won't even go to a Peter Jackson movie because they are mad about LOTR.