I just read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
, though the story was an allegory on society and whatnot, I keep on imagining Nurse Ratched as that Flo girl from the Progressive commercials...(except without a sense of humor).
Aaaannndd next on the reading list is Howl's Moving Castle
and I knew it was a book for a while now, but I never got to reading it. I'm halfway through it, but I like it. Lot's of things weren't added in the movie though such as Sophie's family life and details on Howl's girl chasing (lol). After a convo on it with Taytaykudo, the thought occurred that there should be a Hayao Miyazaki scavenger hunt for these books (doesn't seem like a lot of people know that some of his movies are based on books). So here we go =u=
The research is done by Wikipedia. I didn't include the movies he worked on, just the ones that he directed. I also didn't include the ones that were based off manga.
1986 Castle in the Sky--The name Laputa apparently came from Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift. Not really based on a book, but a little curious tidbit.
1989 Kiki's Delivery Service--Based on the novel by Eiko Kaidono. It's been translated in English ouo
2004 Howl's Moving Castle--Three-book series oAo. Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Air, and House of Many Ways all by Diana Wynne Jones.
2006 Tales from Earthsea--A combination movie based the first four books by Ursula K. Le Guin, but there are six books in all.
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
Tales from Earthsea
The Other Wind
2008 Ponyo--The inspiration for this was Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid". Very loose inspiration...XD
2010 The Secret World of Arrietty--Based on The Borrowers
by Mary Norton.
*all done* At first I thought Castle in the Air
by Jones was the same as "Castle in the Sky", but nope XD.