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Netflix picks: best book adaptations


Read the books? Now watch their film equivalent on Netflix


A murder mystery involving a Nebraska farmer, his wife and his teenage son. Based on Stephen King’s 2010 horror novella.

Left to right, Craig Roberts and Paul Rudd play Trevor and Ben Benjamin respectively in The Fundamentals of Caring. Netflix

The Fundamentals of Caring

A writer becomes a caregiver to a disabled teenager after a personal tragedy. During an impromptu road trip, their hope and friendship are tested as they try to truly understand one another. Based on The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, a Novel by Jonathan Evison.

Our Souls at Night

A romantic drama set in Colorado that begins with an unexpected visit between neighbours, a widow and widower respectively. Can they find love again so close to home? A film adaption of  Kent Haruf’s bestseller.

Left to right, Abraham Attah and Idris Elba playing an orphan and a warlord respectively in Beasts of No Nation. Netflix

The Beast of No Nation

A story of war and suffering in Ghana through the eyes of Agu, a boy who becomes a child soldier after losing his family in the civil war. Based on Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 novel.

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