Book to Movie

The Mountain Between Us, by Charles Martin

Stranded in Salt Lake City by a blizzard, two strangers decide to charter a plane together, hoping to return home sooner. Ben Payne is a talented surgeon, returning home from a conference, Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is desperate to get home for her impending wedding. When tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah’s most remote wilderness in the dead of winter. Badly injured, miles from civilisation, without food or shelter and with only Ben’s mountaineering gear to help them survive.
Ashely and Ben’s chances of survival look bleak, as days in the mountains turn to weeks and their hope for rescue dwindles. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? Read More »

The Last Letter from Your Lover, by Jojo Moyes

When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in hospital in 1960, she does not remember anything. Not the terrible car accident that put her in hospital. Not her husband or her friends, nor even who she is. Discharged and returned home, Jennifer feels like a stranger in her own life, and certainly in her marriage bed. By chance, she comes across a hand-written letter urging her to leave her husband and run away. The letter is signed simply “B”.
In 2003, journalist Ellie comes across the same letter in her newspaper’s archive. She is determined to track down the people in this letter and find out their story. Her career is floundering and she hopes this feature will set it straight again. But the letter has connected with her on a personal level as well. Maybe in finding these lovers from long ago and unearthing their story, she will be able to make sense of her confused love-life as well. Read More »

The Martian, by Andy Weir

Mark Watney, an astronaut part of a six-man mission to Mars, becomes separated from his team during an emergency evacuation of the planet. The crew believe he is dead and leave him behind. But he survived and is now stranded on Mars! With dwindling supplies and the prospect of starving to death in space before anyone could reach him, Mark must use all of his knowledge and ingenuity to try to change his fate. Read More »

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, by Paul Torday

When Dr Alfred Jones, a well-respected and strait-laced fisheries scientist, is contacted to work on a project to introduce the sport of salmon fishing to the Yemen, he dismisses it as a ridiculous fantasy. There is no way that cold-water-loving salmon could ever even survive in the desert of the Yemen. But Dr Jones finds himself progressively charmed by the project and his colleagues, learning about himself along the way. What follows is a delightful and humorous tale, told in the form of letters, interviews, emails and articles. Read More »