Some might say that movies/TV shows based on books are not as good as the written versions. In many cases I agree with that.
However, as Halloween approaches and costumed enthusiasts make their party appearances, it is clear that without Hollywood making our book characters visually concrete in our heads, many a costume would go unrecognized -- or unimagined.
Can you tell who this character is?
How many people dressed as Katniss before THE HUNGER GAMES became a movie? How about Legalos? Or Deanerys Targaryen? :)
How often do you think a movie that flops hurts the book it was based on? If potential readers see the movie first and then don't even try the book?
Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing