The other night I went with my main squeeze and his parents to see the stage adaptation of The Kite Runner at Cleveland Public Theatre. I did not have huge expectations for the show because usually when a book is adapted to the screen or stage, I'm disappointed (as was the case when I saw the movie version of this book).
However, I was very very impressed by the play. While they were unable to realistically depict the kites flying (which was my biggest disappointment), the playwright was about to capture the essence of the play. The first act was done with dual characters of Amir, the young Amir and the older one. The older Amir narrates the action during the first act and takes over during the second. The emotions and messages from the book were all shown in the play. I think the only thing missing was the history of Afghanistan. One of the reasons I loved the book was because of the background and history of the country that Hosseini depicts. Overall, I thought the play was great.
The adaptation got me thinking about other play/movie adaptations. There are few that I've seen that have done the book justice:
*Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
What about you? Can you think of any movie adaptations that did the book justice?