Does a good book make a good movie?

Does a good book make a good movie? What do you think?

About a quarter of  the Man Booker Prize winning books have been adapted to the silver screen, along with many of the shortlisted books for this prestigious prize.  Read the book, and watch the movie, then tell us what you think!

The blind assassin by Margaret Atwood
Possession by A.S Byatt
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Disgrace by J.M Coetzee
The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Schindlers Ark by Tom Kenneally.  Movie title: Schindlers list
The English Patient by Michael Oondaajte
Last orders by Graham Swift

 Have you read these? Coming soon to the movies:

Cloud Atlas:  Australian release:  February, 2013.
Life of Pi: Australian release: January 2013.

Throughout August, take the opportunity to fill in a "Book vs Movie-Which is better?" competition entry form at Sutherland Library, telling us in 25 words or less which you preferred, the movie or the book, and why. Drop your entry in at Sutherland Library for your chance to win movie tickets and a book voucher. Competition closes 31st August, 2012.