Top 10 Books That Should Become Film Trilogies

Dec. 12, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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6:40PM on 12/12/2013
Sexus, Plexus and Nexus. The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy by Henry Miller.
Sexus, Plexus and Nexus. The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy by Henry Miller.
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6:39PM on 12/12/2013
Sexus, Plexus and Nexus. The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy by Henry Miller.
Sexus, Plexus and Nexus. The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy by Henry Miller.
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2:14PM on 12/12/2013
My suggestions:

- THE CRYSTAL SHARD by R.A. Salvatore (starring Ray Park as Drizzt)
- CASTLE PERILOUS by John DeChancie
- THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch

Also, the #1 pick on the list is missing a persuasive paragraph.
My suggestions:

- THE CRYSTAL SHARD by R.A. Salvatore (starring Ray Park as Drizzt)
- CASTLE PERILOUS by John DeChancie
- THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch

Also, the #1 pick on the list is missing a persuasive paragraph.
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7:30PM on 12/13/2013
Damn, I never thought of Ray Park as Drizzt, but that makes a hell of a lot of sense--the agility, the weapon wielding, it would be sick. Sadly, it will never happen though. R.A. Salvatore wrote on his facebook page the other day congratulating the fact that The Sword Of Shanara (I don't think I spelt that correctly) was getting a TV series and as a PS: he added, Drizzt is the intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast and they have no interest in making him into a movie or TV series :(
Damn, I never thought of Ray Park as Drizzt, but that makes a hell of a lot of sense--the agility, the weapon wielding, it would be sick. Sadly, it will never happen though. R.A. Salvatore wrote on his facebook page the other day congratulating the fact that The Sword Of Shanara (I don't think I spelt that correctly) was getting a TV series and as a PS: he added, Drizzt is the intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast and they have no interest in making him into a movie or TV series :(
12:44PM on 12/12/2013
Good list. Would def. love to see The Passage get the big screen treatment. Also Glen Duncan's The Last Werewolf would make a great trilogy. There is only two books so far. The third comes out sometime in 2014.
Good list. Would def. love to see The Passage get the big screen treatment. Also Glen Duncan's The Last Werewolf would make a great trilogy. There is only two books so far. The third comes out sometime in 2014.
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10:02PM on 12/12/2013
thanks for the heads up. didn't know when it was actually coming out. good series:)
thanks for the heads up. didn't know when it was actually coming out. good series:)
2:24PM on 12/12/2013
I believe that book is called By Blood We Live and is out now in hard cover.
I believe that book is called By Blood We Live and is out now in hard cover.
12:41PM on 12/12/2013

Several of these would work better as a TV series

with that in mind, I'd suggest David and Leigh Eddings' 5-volume series BELGARIAD and its follow-up, The MALLOREON. Each book would be a season's worth of material, and its quest narrative is easy to adapt. The characters are also really strong - I consider Polgara the Sorceress to be one of the strongest female characters in fantasy, and Ce'Nedra turns the traditional princess archetype on its head. Plenty of action, intrigue and snarky humour: the bickering relationship between Polgara and
with that in mind, I'd suggest David and Leigh Eddings' 5-volume series BELGARIAD and its follow-up, The MALLOREON. Each book would be a season's worth of material, and its quest narrative is easy to adapt. The characters are also really strong - I consider Polgara the Sorceress to be one of the strongest female characters in fantasy, and Ce'Nedra turns the traditional princess archetype on its head. Plenty of action, intrigue and snarky humour: the bickering relationship between Polgara and her father Belgarath would make for great comedy.

Those producers looking for the next GAME OF THRONES would look at THE SARANTINE MOSAIC by Guy Gavriel Kay. Set in an alternate Byzantium, it has plenty of sex, violence and political intrigue.
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11:20AM on 12/12/2013

All good except.....

You missed a few with both the Dragonlance series and the amazing Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. The Covenant series is brilliant and would make for some truly breathtaking movies.
You missed a few with both the Dragonlance series and the amazing Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. The Covenant series is brilliant and would make for some truly breathtaking movies.
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10:33AM on 12/12/2013

Another I would have included

Andrzej Sapkowski's series based on 'The Witcher' saga.
Andrzej Sapkowski's series based on 'The Witcher' saga.
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9:45AM on 12/12/2013

You Missed a Few...

Roger Zelazny's 'Chronicles of Amber', and Larry Niven's 'Ringworld' and associated books.
Roger Zelazny's 'Chronicles of Amber', and Larry Niven's 'Ringworld' and associated books.
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2:13PM on 12/12/2013
Ringworld was the first thing I thought of when I saw this.
Ringworld was the first thing I thought of when I saw this.
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