Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | December 18, 2013

Join the “Book Is Better” club

Movie poster for The Secret Life of Walter MittyEver wanted to join the elite world of movie critics who compare on-screen portrayals to the written word?  Well, The secret life of Walter Mitty is a great way to get started.

It’s a quick read; you can use your 15-minute break at work to read it.  The copy at our library even has illustrations.  But be sure not to mention that when you tell your friends, and they will assume you read a lengthy novel.

Don’t assume that the story isn’t intense just because it’s short. James Thurber, who is hailed as one of the greatest humorist since Mark Twain, keeps you jumping as you follow Walter Mitty on his adventures both real and imagined. So be sure to keep your feet firmly planted in reality as you follow him on his ride.

Don’t even have a break in your rushed day? Right now, you can download the audiobook for free from Amazon and listen to it on your commute.  Ben Stiller, the star of the new Walter Mitty film, is the narrator, and he closes out the story with his own thoughts about the joy of audiobooks.

Looking for more avenues to join the “Book is Better” club? Check out this great 2013 Holiday Movie Adaptation Guide from Word & Film.

-Millissa

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