Fight Club. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the 1996 book
Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk, 1996
movie vs book
David Fincher, 1999

Fight Club centers on an anonymous narrator, who works as a product recall specialist for an unnamed car company. When he seeks treatment, his doctor sarcastically tells him to visit a support group for testicular cancer victims to ‘see what real suffering is like’. While on a nude beach, the narrator meets Tyler Durden, a charismatic extremist of mysterious means.

Hannibal. Poster of the 2001 movie and cover of the 1999 book
Thomas Harris, 1999
movie vs book
Ridley Scott, 2001

Ten years after tracking down serial killer Jame Gumb, FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling is blamed for a botched drug raid. Using his wealth and political influence, Verger has Starling reassigned to Lecter’s case, hoping her involvement will draw Lecter out. In one city, Florence, Chief Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi is investigating the disappearance of a library curator.

Wyatt Earp. Poster of the 1994 movie and cover of the book novelization
Wyatt Earp
Dan Gordon, 2006
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Lawrence Kasdan, 1994

The film chronicles the life and experiences of the iconic western lawman, Wyatt Earp. It delves into his spirited adolescence, his tenure as a resolute sheriff in Tombstone and the OK Corral, and his later years navigating the complexities of the 20th century.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Poster of the 2003 movie and cover of the book novelization
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
David Hagberg, 2003
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Jonathan Mostow, 2003

Ten years after the events of Terminator 2: Unable to locate John in the past, Skynet sends a new Terminator model, the T-X, back in time to John’s present time period to instead kill other top-ranking members of the future Human Resistance, thereby ensuring Skynet’s rise.

Dear John. Poster of the 2010 movie and cover of the 2006 book
Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, 2006
movie vs book
Lasse Hallström, 2010

In 2003, while serving in the United States Army Special Forces, Staff Sergeant John Tyree is shot in Afghanistan. Two years earlier in Spring 2001, John is on leave in Charleston, South Carolina. Savannah invites John to a bonfire party where he meets her neighbor, Tim, and his autistic son, Alan.

Graveyard Shift. Poster of the 1990 movie and cover of the 1970 book
Graveyard Shift
Stephen King, 1970
movie vs book
Ralph S. Singleton, 1990

Jason Reed is working the graveyard shift at a rat-infested textile mill that has recently been reopened. Reed is surrounded by rats, and attempts to drive them away by throwing one rat into a cotton picker. When the rats do not leave, Reed prepares to throw another one into the cotton picker when he is attacked by a large unseen creature which pushes him into the cotton picker where he is torn apart.