2021 begins with a lot of hope and prayers for an improvement over 2020. Great books will be published and movies will follow. The debate rages as to whether book-to-movie adaptations are good, bad or ugly, but rarely better. Some books, for me, are made simpler and more visually appealing through film. However, if I absolutely loved reading the book, I rarely like the adaptation. If the book was underwhelming, a movie or TV series can be a boost for me.