These titles are being released as movies soon.
The book begins in England in 1935, and ends at the turn of this century. It was nominated for a Booker Prize, and narrowly missed winning.
The film version features a screenplay written by playwright Christopher Hampton, and stars Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Brenda Blethyn, and Vanessa Redgrave. U.S. release date is December 7.
Into the Wild
The LA Times said:“Engrossing…with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man.”
Sean Penn is directing, and wrote the screenplay. Emile Hirsch stars, with Vince Vaughn, Marcia Gay Harden, Hal Holbrook, William Hurt, and Catherine Keener. Release date is September 21.
The Kite Runner
Publishers Weekly calls Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel “a complete work of literature that succeeds in exploring the culture of a previously obscure nation that has become a pivot point in the global politics of the new millennium.”
Marc Forster (Stranger than Fiction, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) directs. U.S. release date is November 2.