Table of contents:
- Little Women, Louise Alcott and The Shining, Stephen King
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- Little Life, Chania Yanagihara
- On Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- Emma by Jane Austen
- “Pastoral Symphony. Isabel ", André Gide
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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There are books from Friends, Shameless, Lost and other famous TV shows and films.
Little Women, Louise Alcott and The Shining, Stephen King
In an episode of Friends, Rachel and Joey read each other's favorite books. Joey advises his friend Stephen King's The Shining, the scariest book ever, which he even hides in the freezer when it gets too creepy. Rachel confines herself to the classics and recommends Little Women to Joey, who move him to tears.
Watch episode: Season 3, Episode 13.
What the books are about: Little Women is a sentimental story about the life of the four sisters of the March family. There is a Civil War in the country, the girls' father is fighting at the front, and the mother is immersed in her housework. In such a difficult environment, the March sisters are forced to grow and mature, steadfastly overcoming all the difficulties of adolescence.
The Shining is Stephen King's cult bestseller that has made generations of readers tremble with fear. Jack Torrance, a former teacher and aspiring writer, takes a job as a security guard at the Overlook Mountain Hotel to work on his play in his spare time. Despite the hotel's bad reputation and chilling horror stories about the previous watchman, Jack moves there with his family.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Fiona Gallagher from Shameless is reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. The girl finds this book in the things of Monica, her deceased mother, a drug addict. Fiona hopes to find in the work a secret message from her mother, who gave her so much trouble during her lifetime.
Watch episode: Season 7, Episode 12.
What is this book about: a parable novel about a young brahmana named Siddhartha, who is trying to know himself and find the Atman - the One who lives in every person. The hero, together with a friend, makes a pilgrimage to the Buddha, during which he realizes the truths that determine the further course of his life.
Little Life, Chania Yanagihara
Ray Ploshansky is the most well-read character on Girls. In one of the episodes, he utters the following phrase: "I have accumulated a lot of pleasant reading", and then opens the novel by Hanya Yanagihara "Little Life".
Watch episode: Season 6, Episode 1.
What is this book about: a controversial novel about four friends from New York - the actor Willem, the lawyer Jude, the artist JB and the architect Malcolm. For some, this is a story about cruel and unjustified violence, for others - about lifelong friendship, betrayal, forgiveness and love.
On Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On Mice and Men is the favorite work of the avid book lover Sawyer from the TV series Lost. He reads it while in prison. Sawyer often quotes passages from this book, but he is not alone in doing so. In one of the conversations with Sawyer, Ben, the leader of the "Others" group, also quotes words about loneliness, taken from this book.
Watch episode: Season 3, Episode 4.
What is this book about: during the Great Depression, two hard workers wander under the scorching Californian sun in search of work. George is a hard worker, Lenny is a big kid, mentally handicapped, but damn strong. They have a dream - to buy a piece of land, to have pigs and rabbits, to live without worries and worries. But the evil farm owner, for whom the men work, breaks the ideal plans.
Emma by Jane Austen
In the series "Orange is the hit of the season" there was a book club, whose members managed to re-read as many as six works by Jane Austen in six months. "Emma" is just on this list.
Watch episode: Season 5, Episode 9.
What is this book about: Emma is a charming young lady who received an excellent education in the times of England in the 19th century. The girl knows how to embroider, sings and paints beautifully, gracefully maintains small talk and has impeccable manners. She devotes all her free time to her little hobby - pimping. Emma tries so hard to find ideal suitors for her girlfriends that she completely forgets about herself.
“Pastoral Symphony. Isabel ", André Gide
Eva Green, who played the fatal beauty Isabelle in Bernardo Bertolucci's chamber drama The Dreamers, reads the work of the same name by André Gide in one of the scenes.
What is this book about: a young man comes to the old manor, shrouded in secrets. He spends the whole day at work, and in the evenings he languishes with melancholy, because you won't have much fun with the inhabitants of the castle - they are all either old people or terrible bores. One day a young man stumbles upon a portrait of a young lady, about whom none of the people living in the castle for some reason wants to talk, and falls madly in love with a mysterious stranger.
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Alice, the lover of Adaline, the protagonist of the film "Age of Adaline", gives her an unusual gift - three rare second-hand editions of the girl's favorite books. These include Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, White Oleander by Janet Fitch and Daisy Miller by Henry James.
What is this book about: Ingrid is a single mother raising her only daughter, Astrid. Ingrid is beautiful and masterful at manipulating men. One day she falls in love with Barry Kolker, who does not treat her like a gentleman. Unable to tolerate such an unfair attitude towards herself, Ingrid decides to poison her former lover, for which she goes to prison. Now her young daughter Astrid will have to survive on her own in a cruel and inhospitable world.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Olive, the protagonist of the film "Excellent student of easy virtue", has always been an example to follow. But this lasted exactly as long as one ridiculous accident did not greatly spoil her ideal reputation. To confront baseless accusations, Olive was inspired by the main character of the novel "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a work that the girl was just passing through at school.
What is this book about: the story of how, due to the twists and turns of fate, careless adultery and cruel morals, Esther Prynne found herself at a pillory with her illegitimate child.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Charlie from the movie "It's Good to Be Quiet" is very fond of reading. Bill, the boy's schoolteacher, seeing such a fascination with literature, often advises the student on good books. To Kill a Mockingbird is just one of the books that Charlie read on Bill's recommendation.
What is this book about: the book is narrated from the perspective of an eight-year-old girl, a resident of a small southern American town. She talks about her father, Atticus Finch, an honest lawyer and his client, a black guy who is unfairly accused of raping a white girl.
Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The book "Farewell to Arms!" reads Pat, the protagonist of the movie "My Boyfriend is Psycho". As soon as Pat turns the last page, he angrily throws the volume out the window, because he cannot come to terms with such an ending of the work.
What is this book about: Frederick Henry is an American architect who volunteered for the front in Italy during World War I. At the service, he meets the nurse Catherine Barkley, with whom he falls in love without memory. Soon, due to accusations of espionage, Frederick is forced to desert. He plans to flee to Switzerland, take Catherine with him and live for his own pleasure, but these dreams are not destined to come true.