We see it done everywhere in movies and books and on TV. In fact, there seems to be a resurgence of interest in fairytales in particular. See the success of shows like Once Upon A Time, or Grimm. Movies like Snow White and the Huntsman and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
In books they're everywhere, too. RaShelle Workman's series Blood and Snow, (Snow White and Vampires), and Chanda Hahn's Unenchanted series.
Don't get me going on all the Jane Austin take offs.
Or maybe get me going. Have you seen the Jane Austin zombie books? (that's a rhetorical question).
People LOVE adaptations. Or I should say most. Some don't. Some hate when a beloved classic is carved up and reshaped.
I can understand that.
I'm guilty of a little carving and reshaping of a classic myself. My LOVE, TINK series does just that with PETER PAN.
Most readers like it:
Many say things along this vein:
"A quick and delightful read. I like this modern day twist on the old classic. It pulled me right in and lead me on to the second book" - Bish Denham
"I've always loved fairy tales and when this was touted as Enchanted meets Peter Pan I had to try it, and I'm glad I did. I smiled, sniffled and cheered while reading this." - Jennifer Hughey
But then I got this one:
Why did I read this??? WHY?? Oh wait, I convinced myself that because it had to do with Peter Pan, my favorite 'classic' character EVER, it wouldn't be like every other book I've read by this author, whose style I can just not enjoy.
I would not normally be this harsh, but I am mad. This book makes Peter into some New Yorker (noooo) who WANTS TO GROW UP!!! Sacrilege!
I admit, it made me pause.
Was I deviating from the original too far? Had I crossed some kind of invisible line? Perhaps I should've just turned Tinkerbell into a zombie, but left New York out of it. Apparently that would be fine.
Ultimately I decided to plow on. Those who like my carving and reshaping will continue to read the series and those who decidedly like things to STAY. THE. SAME. should decline.
All this to say, I'm proud to present Book 3 in the Love, Tink Series:
Only .99 on Amazon!
What do you think? Have we gone on an adaptation over-kill?