Charlotte is Must’s culture vulture editorial assistant. She graduated in English Literature in 2018 and now spends her days writing about all the best telly. Charlotte’s decided to make this list her favourite literary adaptations. Here they are!
Neil Gaiman is a genius, and I love escaping to the fantastic and slightly mad worlds of his novels. My issue is that when I read his books I cook up a really vivid picture in my mind of what everything should look like, then I’m a bit disappointed when it does eventually come to screen. But there was none of that with this one, which I think nailed both the energy and style of Gaiman’s writing.
This story perfectly portrays the joys and the struggles of two friends who simultaneously love and envy one another, something I think we can all relate to in one way or another. It also makes me incredibly grateful for my best friend and the journey we have been on together. Although, unfortunately ours was in Lincolnshire, rather than sunny Napoli…
The perfect option for people like me who can’t be bothered to wade their way through the 1,225 pages of Tolstoy’s novel. Have you read it? The Beeb do a great job at helping us remember who’s who and what’s what, all the while making everything (and everyone – I’m looking at you Bolkonsky) look very beautiful.