Six Degrees of Separation – from Where the Wild Things Are to The Aftermath

It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up.

This month we begin with the children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (thanks to Sue at Whispering Gums for this suggestion).

My first link is to Dave Eggers’s take on the Sendak classic – The Wild Things.

I first read Eggers way back in 2000, when he released A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. My memory of the book was that it lived up to its title in every way, and it’s one that I have considered re-reading… but will it be as good the second time around?

In the same category is Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. I devoured it in 1992 – would it hold up a second time?

My next link is to Donna Tartt’s last book, The Goldfinch. I loved it and I can’t wait to see the movie.

Another book that I’ve read that has recently been made into a movie is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. The book fell flat for me but I think it would make a terrific film.

And to continue the book-to-film links, I’ve had The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook in my TBR stack for ages – if only I’d read it before the sumptuous looking film.

To re-read or not? Is the book better than the film? Such vexing questions!

Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.

Next month (August 3, 2019), is a wild card – start with the book you’ve ended this month’s chain with (for those playing for the first time, start with the last book you finished reading).

30 responses

  1. Pingback: Six Degrees of Separation: From Where the Wild Things Are, to … | ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

  2. I know what you mean about The Secret History. I’ve a horrible feeling that it wouldn’t have the same effeact on me that it did at the time. As with all sucesses, literary and otherwise, it’s spawned a zillion imitations, too.

    Blimey, a wild card… That’ll make for some even more diverse chains than usual.

  3. Pingback: Six Degrees of Separation: Where the Wild Things Are to The Night Circus – Never Not Reading

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