Wakefield. Poster of the 2016 movie and cover of the 2015 book
E. L. Doctorow, 2015
movie vs book
Robin Swicord, 2016

Experiencing a nervous breakdown, a man reaches a point where he decides to separate from his wife and takes refuge in his attic for an extended period. During this time, he contemplates assuming the status of a missing person, leaving his family and the authorities in uncertainty.

The Man Who Fell to Earth. Poster of the 1987 movie and cover of the 1963 book
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Walter Tevis, 1963
movie vs book
Bobby Roth, 1987

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who falls to Earth from a distant planet, landing in New Mexico. Appearing as an Englishman, Thomas has arrived on Earth on a mission to bring water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought. Newton swiftly uses the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth.

Accidental Love. Poster of the 2015 movie and cover of the 2004 book, Sammy's Hill
Sammy's Hill
Kristin Gore, 2004
movie vs book
David O. Russell, 2015

Alice, a small-town waitress, is accidentally shot in the head by a nail gun. Her lack of health insurance renders her unable to have the nail removed, leading to mood swings and hypersexual behavior as a result of brain damage. Alice then heads to Washington, DC to campaign for those with bizarre injuries, with the support of an unprincipled Congressman.