‘Silence of the Lambs’, ‘No Country for Old Men’ & 32 More, Award-Winning Books Turned into Movies on Sale for Kindle


Kindle Award Book SaleI received a Kindle for Christmas and I absolutely love it. I am not a particularly fast reader, but with this device my reading speed has dramatically increased and one thing I do every day is check the Kindle Daily Deals at Amazon as they frequently offer something worth picking up for only $1.99. Well, today the list is rather long as they have 34 books that eventually inspired award-winning movies on sale.

No, this doesn’t mean Oscar winning as you’ll notice the book that helped inspire Ron Howard‘s Rush is included here and the Academy couldn’t even see fit to offer it a Sound nomination. However, we all saw Daniel Bruhl take home a few awards already so it definitely counts.

Books that inspired this year’s Oscar crop are limited to the books behind Philomena and The Invisible Woman, but there is a lot more to take away beyond that.

Two books from Dennis LeHane, which were adapted into Ben Affleck‘s Gone Baby Gone and Clint Eastwood‘s Mystic River are included. Books behind The Silence of the Lambs, the Coens’ No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, Jaws, The Exorcist, Catch Me If You Can, Life of Pi, The Devil Wears Prada and Schindler’s List. Looking at it now there’s a lot of Steven Spielberg stuff in there.

Just note, these items will only be on sale today so if you’re interested you have to buy now. Prices range from $1.99-$2.99 so you’re hardly breaking the bank, maybe buy two and keep them for a rainy day. The list is directly below.

And, if you don’t own a Kindle, might I suggest the Paperwhite. This is the one I have, and I have the one with “Special Offers” which means it has ads and it is $119, but if you’ve been thinking about buying one I can’t recommend it enough. If you’re interested click here.

  1. Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search
  2. Life of Pi
  3. The Devil Wears Prada
  4. The Silence of the Lambs
  5. No Country for Old Men
  6. Schindler’s List
  7. Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel
  8. Mystic River
  9. All the King’s Men
  10. The Cider House Rules
  11. The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
  12. Ordinary People
  13. The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition
  14. The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
  15. Catch Me If You Can
  16. The Descendants: A Novel
  17. Jaws
  18. Rush to Glory: FORMULA 1 Racing’s Greatest Rivalry
  19. A Beautiful Mind
  20. Forrest Gump
  21. Wonder Boys
  22. Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass
  23. Six Days of the Condor
  24. Sideways: A Novel
  25. The Night Listener
  26. All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage
  27. I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist
  28. Brick Lane: A Novel
  29. Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner
  30. Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies
  31. Crazy Heart
  32. Frost/Nixon
  33. Kramer vs. Kramer: A Novel
  34. On the Waterfront: A Novel