Monday, May 24, 2010

Music-al Monday! Book Musicals

Hey aces :) It's yet another (dreary,dark in VA) Monday and I am fresh from NO Sleep due to the fantabulous Lost series *weep* finale. I had a strange dream at one point - it might have been a daydream even- and it made me think about musicals. No, you do not want details as to what my dream was about. Anyway, it got me thinking- which novels would make great musicals? And I'm not talking the obvious ones- like novels based on mythical creatures and/or novels about true love. I'm talking about obscure novels that would ROCK as a musical.

For example, John Grisham's A Time to Kill. Imagine this: cold court room, prosecution lawyer is pacing back and forth. He is making a nice rhythm with the click of his slick black dress shoes. The judge bangs his gavel to the beat.

The African American fathers stands and sings, "Hell yeah, I think they deserve to die- and I hope they burn in hell!"

Beautiful? Yes. Disturbing? A little.

But you get my point. Some novels would make brilliant musicals. Another one that comes to mind is Lord of the Flies by William Golding.The costumes and scenery for that would be rock hard!

Or think about if Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (if it already hasn't been) was made into a musical. Wouldn't that be bad ass?

This idea can't be that far-fetched, Greenday already has a flipping musical! Can you think of a novel that would rock as a musical???

BTW- the answer to my *oh so wrongly done* 6 truths and a lie post- I never knew, nor do I want to know, how to knit. So, that is the thing that is not true about me.


  1. LOL, I love this topic. Hmm, a musical, huh? I haven't read it yet, but it seems like The Hunger Games may be interesting. Some kind of grand singing finale while they're out in the battlefield. I would like to see The Outsiders get a West Side Story makeover. :) Ohh, and Misery by Stephen King! Could you imagine what kind of songs the crazy fan might sing? So many ideas! I'll stop before this comment gets as long as an actual post. :)

  2. I've never thought of this before, but yes, there are some books that would rock as musicals. I agree with Pam about THE HUNGER GAMES -- that'd be an awesome musical!

  3. What an interesting idea..surely a new way to look at my favorite novels!

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