The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Audiobook
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" by Mark Haddon
"Crazy Rich Asians" and there are talks of a . Earlier in 2019, another film with a diverse cast captivated audiences: "Black Panther," which raked in an in the US.
It's clear that there's a massive audience for movies starring a cast of diverse actors and that tell underrepresented stories. In an industry still typically run by white men, movies like "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Black Panther" are too few and far between.
To fix this problem, producers should look to literature that does not shy away from inclusive storylines. Here are 9 books with that should get the movie treatment.
"The Windfall" by Diksha Basu
Although the family in Diksha Basu's "The Windfall," may not be as crazy rich as "Crazy Rich Asians," this novel follows the Jha family in New Dehli as they suddenly come into a large sum of money. Moving from a cramped housing complex to the bustle of the city, sparks changes that ripple throughout the family.
This heartfelt comedy touches on gender inequality, socioeconomic issues, and classism. While these are bigger themes that Hollywood often avoids, Basu's prose offers a great structure for a TV or film adaptation that would shine a light on a culture not often seen in theaters.
"The Wangs vs. The World" by Jade Chang
"An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones
"The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
Told mostly through vignettes, Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street" follows Latina teenager Esperanza as she grows up in Chicago. Through her stories, the reader learns about her family, her diverse community of neighbors, and her group of friends. As Esperanza grows up and sees her world differently, she will be confronted by some startling truths.
Despite being published in 1984, there has been no movie adaptation because Hollywood often overlooks Lantinx stories. This would be an amazing opportunity for an ensemble cast of rich characters with a great story to tell.
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
"Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng
"A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini
After the massive success of his first novel "The Kite Runner," Khaled Hosseini told the story of two Afghan women in his second novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns." Mariam and Laila lead readers through their difficult life on the streets of Kabul. Eventually, the two women's stories collide after years of war and fate.
While the "The Kite Runner" has been adapted into a movie, it is time for "A Thousand Splendid Suns" to get the movie treatment. To have two Afghan women at the helm of a Hollywood movie would be a turn in the right direction for inclusivity.
"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer
Last year Andrew Sean Greer's "Less" won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and it's no surprise because the book is a pure delight. The novel follows middle-aged Arthur Less as he travels the world to avoid attending his ex-boyfriend's wedding. This comedy of misfortune brings to life one of the most complicated and entertaining characters that literature has seen in years.
Hollywood rarely makes an LGBT movie that isn't about death, heartbreak, or homophobia. A "Less" adaptation would breathe new life into the LGBT cannon.
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