Books That Should Be Made Into HBO-Type Series

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107 books · 132 voters · list created July 6th, 2011 by Heather (votes) .
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message 3: by Tara (new)

Tara Einam Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
by Terry Goodkind, has been made into a series 'The Seeker'.


message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather It was made by UPN and was very untrue to the book as well as being heavily censored on content. What I meant was HBO, Stars, or Showtime picking it up. You know, so it can be more true to the book by being able to show stuff that cannot be shown on regular television.


message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Since HBO already has Game of Thrones I think that it would be wiser if they did something scifi (Space Opera or Cyberpunk) instead. Neuromancer by William Gibson, or The Reality Dysfunction by Peter. F. Hamilton. With what they've done with Game of Thrones it would be amazing to see what they would do with something like these.


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