Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.26: Movie Adaptations, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and an Adapted Title Game

The Jennys return to talk book-to-movie adaptations in the upcoming months! We discuss some of the movies that are coming up, and then we review Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and then we play what some have called the greatest game ever on the podcast. (Judge for yourself.) You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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Credits
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall and comes from here.

  • I listened to your podcast on a long car ride. I could not get the answers to the quiz! I think I might have figured out one before you guys did but that was it. I am not good at remembering titles!

  • I agree that this was the best game you’ve come up with so far (although I’ve enjoyed all of the games). Thanks for all the work you put in to come up with those titles!

  • I eventually came to like the Keira Knightley version of P&P, but am indeed shocked by the comparison of Jennifer Ehle’s acting to oatmeal cooking. That said, I think that comparison would work for describing the acting of the actress who playedJane Bennet in the 1995 P&P mini-series. Rosamund Pike was a marked improvement in that casting.

    I have seen the Empire Falls miniseries – a long time ago – and at the time I remember being disappointed in it, though it wasn’t horrible. I loved the book.

    I remember being surprised by how good the adaptation of Atonement was, despite some changes to the story and tone.