Announcing The Adapted 2015

List of books (adapted into movies) that Sinekdoks’ going to read along 2015 in The new Adapted series.

List of books (adapted into movies) that Sinekdoks’ going to read along 2015 in The new Adapted series.

Earlier this year, I decided to change the format of a special feature in Sinekdoks, The Adapted, in which I talk about books adapted into movies. Last year, the only entry of this feature was Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl to celebrate its cinematic release and that time I thought that I could read a book every month. This year, I had a different idea—not completely deviating though. “Same rules apply,” James McAvoy said in Filth, but I decided to alter it a bit to give me more time to breath.

NOW, this is not a monthly project anymore. I decided to make it a BIMONTHLY project. In addition, I will set a list of books I will read along year for this project (it will be like Blindspot Series, but it’s about books adapted into movies). So, there will be 6 obliged book I must read this year as a consequence.

So, here’s the list of The 2015 Adapted project by Sinekdoks:

01. John Ajvide Lindqvis’s Let The Right One In


Adapted into Let The Right One In (2008) by Thomas Alfredson and Let Me In (2010) by Matt Reeves— Entry for January-February

02. Laura Hildenbrand’s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

02Unbroken Adapted into Unbroken (2014) by Angelina Jolie— Entry for March-April

03. Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice


Adapted into Inherent Vice (2014) by Paul Thomas Anderson—Entry for May-June

04.  Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill’s Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob


Adapted into Black Mass (2015, tba) by Scott Cooper—Entry for July-August

05. Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain


Adapted into Brokeback Mountain (2005) by Ang Lee—Entry for September-October

06. Michael Punke’s The Revenant


Adapted into The Revenant (2015, tba) by Alejandro González Iñárritu—Entry for November-December



00. Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places


Adapted into Dark Places (2015, rumored) by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

00. Tim Tharp’s The Spectacular Now


Adapted into The Spectacular Now (2013) by James Ponsoldt.

00. Shusaku Endo’s Silence


Adapted into Silence (2015/2016, rumored) by Martin Scorsese (rumored).

00. Ron Rash’s Serena


Adapted into Serena (2014) by Susanne Bier.

Hopefully, I will be able to finish reading all those picks by the end of 2015 and post my thought in this blog. Cheers!


Author: Paskalis Damar AK

A Bali-based blogger. A cinema loner and self-claimed movie fan since 2013. Public Relation in non-cinematic world.

4 thoughts on “Announcing The Adapted 2015”

  1. Like I said on one of your other posts, I’m so glad you’re doing this! I can’t wait to read your thoughts. I have Silence on my ‘Fistful of Reads’ list for the year!


      1. I’ll say this, the only one of these I’ve read is Brokeback, and it took me all of an hour. It’s very short and, while the story is there, it is sadly wooden. They did a lot with those characters and that story on the big screen. Makes you appreciate it a lot more, for sure.


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