The screen star on three books best left on the page.
When we asked the movie star — and author of nine children’s books including, most recently, My Mommy Hung the Moon — to share some favorite reading, she chose three novels whose film adaptations she thinks just don’t measure up to the original books. Forget the DVDs, read them now!
By James Clavell
“I was thirteen on the island of Sardinia with my father. I picked up this book off the shelf in the rent-a-house and it saved me. A great story. I give it often.”
By Pat Conroy
“Such a dysfunctional family. Great to compare with your own.”
By Michael Ondaatje
“Such a stunning world of driving narrative and poetry and imagery.”