About Alyssa

My imagination is a sponge that soaks up whatever I encounter.

Growing up, I was enamored with the art of a good story, I loved to read everything and anything.  Because of this, the written word is something special to me.  It represents permanence and talent. However, visual stimulus is equally as entrancing, and nothing is better than watching your imagination come to life.

This is why I am here. I am one of those people that HAS to read the book before they see the movie. I enjoy picking apart a story on screen, looking for misrepresentation or missing information. It gives the entire experience something extra.

So who am I? I am a 9-5er by day and a writer by night.  I’m always looking for a good story or interesting conversation. And Mookology is my expertise.

48 thoughts on “About Alyssa

  1. Hello!
    I love the ‘mookology-idea’! As stated above: clever!
    I sometimes deliberately skip reading because if I do read first I can’t enjoy the picture on screen. One of the biggest disappointments in this area are ‘Memoirs of Geisha’ and the productions based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. First one was like the an ADHD-version of the book and the second one, well let’s just say there is some discrepancy between for instance an actual hound (creature) and a conspiracy based theory of a government doing chemical experiments under the flag of a project called ‘H.O.U.N.D.’.

    Looking forward to read more entries:)

    • Thanks for your comment! I can understand not wanting to read the book first – it’s really unsatisfying when the movie does not accomplish what you expect it to. Happy reading and visit back again soon!

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  3. I like this blog. Coincidentally I just started a blog dedicated to literature and Film (but not necessarily to films based on books)

  4. Okay… I have read about ten mook reviews. I wanted to comment on all of them, but at the risk of sounding like a blog stalker I figured I will leave only one comment, and it made the most sense to leave it here.

    GAREAT blog. GAREAT idea.

    I always, always read the book first. I always, always HAVE to watch the movie and then for weeks afterward moan about how it just did not compare or how I cannot believe that the film makers managed to capture MY imaginations of the book so well.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

  5. Such a great blog!
    I do the same, watching a film with my nose to the air for traces of the book it came from. I enjoy seeing how the screenplay/ director took completely different cues from the novel than I did, as well as noticing when we read the same thing!

    I’ll keep checking back! xxx

  6. I love the concept for this blog. I’m much the same and have to always read the book before the movie. I recall being acutely disappoint with Harry Potter and the The Philosopher’s Stone when it was made into a movie and I also loved Lord of the Rings. I look forward to reading the rest of the blog.

  7. Great blog title. You are not alone in looking for the misinterpretation of the written word when it reaches us on the ‘big screen’. I often hear myself saying “that didn’t appear in the book” or “well they missed out…” much to the frustration of all around me! Looking forward to reading more.

  8. It’s amazing how words on paper flow once they become ‘cinemized.’ Thank you for creating a book-to-movie translation blog. I was wondering about your take on Jonathan Stroud’s, The Bartimaeus Trilogy though the books haven’t been to Hollywood (would love to see these make the big screen).
    AnnMarie –
    newbie blogger

  9. I really love your blog, it’s really amazing. I think the books are better than the movies, but sometimes I don’t have the possibility to read them before to go see the movies

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