Six Degrees of Separation: Normal People to The Colorado Kid

 


Hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest, on the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form Six Degrees of Separation. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book.

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This month’s chain begins with Normal People by Sally Rooney. Having learnt that the novel doesn’t use speech marks, I knew I wouldn’t read it, however I did watch the television series adaption and found it quite mesmerising.

 

I simply didn’t get around to read The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gailbraith (aka JK Rowling) before binging on the tv adaption series, C.B. Strike, which I enjoyed.

 

I have read at least the first book in M.R.Hall’s Jenny Cooper series which begins with The Coroner. Interestingly though the books are set in England, the tv series, also called The Coroner, is set in Canada.

 

One of my (many) guilty viewing pleasures is When Calls the Heart, a period show set in Canada during the early 1900’s, which is inspired by a book series, Canadian West, written by Janette Oke.

 

Set during a similar timeframe in Australia, I adore the TV show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries but I really wasn’t a fan of the book series on which it is based, which begins with Cocaine Blues, authored by Kerry Greenwood, and have read no more than a handful.

I have read (and own) the entire series of Robert G. Barrett’s book series which starts with You Wouldn’t Be Dead For Quids, featuring knockabout country bloke Les Norton though, and I enjoyed the recent TV adaption.

 

Perhaps my favourite TV series based loosely on a single novel, The Colorado Kid by Stephen King, is Haven. I binge watch the supernatural drama series at least once a year.

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What’s your favourite page to TV adaption?

Next month (July 4, 2020), the chain will begin with with What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt (inspired by a recent post by A Life in Books).

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Theresa Smith Writes
    Jun 07, 2020 @ 14:35:50

    What a great chain! I love this adaptation theme. I’m very big on watching adaptations. I recently watched The Woman in White, which was thrilling and makes me want to dive right into the book. Normal People was excellent as far as adaptations go and I really liked Little Fires Everywhere recently too.

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  2. Marg
    Jun 07, 2020 @ 14:46:45

    Loved your chain. I just finished listening to Normal People so I didn’t notice the lack of speech marks!! lol

    Another series I listen to is the Robert Galbraith books. I did think the adaptation on that one was pretty good.

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  3. Davida Chazan
    Jun 07, 2020 @ 16:11:23

    I read Cocaine Blues and wasn’t impressed. I wish I could see the TV series, though… it sounds like much more fun. My husband wouldn’t let us watch all of the TV series based on the Galbraith books, until he’d finished reading them himself! Not a type of book I’d read but I loved the TV series. We’re watching Normal People, but I’m still on the fence with it. Oh, I didn’t care much for the Julian Fellows book Belgravia (although my husband did), but we’re really enjoying the TV series.

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  4. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Jun 07, 2020 @ 20:35:31

    I’d forgotten that Haven was based on The Colorado Kid. I have to check into it. And I didn’t know that The Coroner show was based on a book series!

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  5. trincarl (@trincarl)
    Jun 07, 2020 @ 23:38:14

    I’m glad you like all these books. I had no idea that Normal people was a show. Love that. good info.

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  6. Mystica
    Jun 08, 2020 @ 02:44:19

    I adore the Miss Fisher bits which I stumbled across in YouTube but get really cross as most of the episodes are so badly filmed. If you know of any site I can access this series I’ll appreciate knowing about it.

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  8. Athira
    Jun 08, 2020 @ 07:37:41

    I love Haven and you’ve given me an idea – to rewatch it. It’s been a while and I still had the last season to watch (it had not released when I was all caught up with the show but then never got back to it since).

    Great chain here – I’m still putting my thoughts together but love what you did.

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  9. CLM
    Jun 08, 2020 @ 22:02:33

    Good one! I too avoided Normal People because of the lack of quotation marks and started off with a dramatization that was better than the book but I couldn’t keep it up!

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  10. Kate W
    Jun 09, 2020 @ 11:52:31

    Great chain. I have to say that Normal People is one of the best tv adaptions that I’ve seen. I also loved Olive Kitteridge and of course, Anne of Green Gables (the eighties version).

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  11. Susan
    Jun 14, 2020 @ 07:27:50

    I didn’t realize Normal People and Cuckoo’s Calling (both of which I read) were made into TV series. Good to know! I’m drawing a blank at the moment … but the Bosch TV series is good …. along also The Night Manager … both based on books

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