Today we decided to prepare a compilation of books which were adapted into movies. Hit the link in bio to read more about them. Also, visit @prabook_movies to read more about those amazing movies.

Fight Club

Fight Club is a 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. In 1999, director David Fincher adapted the novel into a film of the same name, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton

The events of Fight Club are described by an unnamed first-person narrator, which serves to protect the intimate relationship between the narrator and Tyler – something a third-person narrator would reveal too soon. However, the narration frequently switches into second person, which pulls readers into the story and illustrates the narrator’s detachment from the real world.

Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything.

Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars. There, two men fight “as long as they have to.” This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.

American Psycho

American Psycho is a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991. The story is told in the first person by Patrick Bateman, a serial killer and Manhattan investment banker. Alison Kelly of The Observer notes that while “some countries [deem it] so potentially disturbing that it can only be sold shrink-wrapped”, “critics rave about it” and “academics revel in its transgressive and postmodern qualities”.

Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.

He conducts business meetings, goes to upmarket restaurants, and commits rape and murder. The novel registers no difference between these activities. Depravity, it suggests, is so finely woven into the fabric of contemporary life that it is no longer possible to see it or depict it, to know when capitalism stops and brutalization begins.

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (original title in Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor, lit. ‘Men Who Hate Women’) is a psychological thriller novel by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, which was published posthumously in 2005 to become an international bestseller. It is the first book of the Millennium series.

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson’s thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

The novel begins in December 2002. Blomkvist, the publisher of the Swedish magazine Millennium which reports on political affairs, learns that he has lost a highly-publicized case of libel against the billionaire Hans-Erik Wennerström. He is sentenced to prison for three months, though the sentence is deferred to a later point, and forced to pay large damage fees. 

Blomkvist’s only chance to save his reputation is to help Henrik Vanger, the Vanger Corporation’s retired CEO. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hired a man with an assistant – a 24-year-old girl, a hacker, a genius, with a tattoo. 

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