Here are 8 Books That Are Impossible to Adapt Into Movies or TV Series.
Woolf is known for her stream of consciousness narrative, which is an unfiltered and raw note-making of mental activity.
This book about female infidelity also functions largely through stream of consciousness, a characteristic of Chopin’s works.
This story of the spiritual journey of a shepherd is practically impossible to adapt because of how philosophical it is.
This magical story takes us through the life of a small town boy, Lanny and his adventures with Papa Toothworth.
Narrated by an unreliable narrator, a large part of this book is a poem. Our narrator is a self-proclaimed editor of a poet who passes away.
Spanning over seven generations of the Buendia family, this book is impossible to adapt not just because of the complexity of characters, but also because of the style.
Murakami’s books are always very ethereal and dreamlike in their atmosphere. This one, about a host of characters in nighttime in Tokyo.
In the vein of Chopin and Woolf, Joyce’s loose adaptation of the Odyssey is really difficult to translate on screen due to its stream of consciousness.