Has anyone read From Here to Eternity? I’m putting that on my list.Has anyone read From Here to Eternity? I’m putting that on my list. Kevin #review
I did. Really liked the details about the characters. Enjoyed the story
Well worth reading.
Another movie I have seen that I did not realize came from a book.
All of Herman Wouk’s books are good.
@Cynthia Caine Mutiny was good
@Jane really liked The Winds of War series.
A beautiful book
Which one? I’ve read Caitlin Doughty’s book by that title and it was really interesting! I haven’t read the one by Herman Wouk.
It’s not by Wouk!!!
@Claudia oh I didn’t know. Someone else commented about Herman Wouk, so I assumed he wrote it. I’d never heard of it until this thread.
@Jean never heard of that one. Looked it up and itlooks really good. Thanks
@Kris you’re welcome! I enjoyed it, but I’ll admit, I liked her first book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes better. ?
Good book- read it many years ago.
Yep better than the movie but they usually are.
Yes. It was great.
I have a copy its a first edition second printing. I need to read it.
Really good story. Engrossing.
I read it in high school because I wasn’t supposed to.. Liked it.
Great book, great movie!
@Lisa same with Some Came Running
I loved the book. Great movie but the book was much better.
Read it in high school, enjoyed it!❤
I love that i have this extensive list to choose from. I often want to get my hands on a really good book but not sure what to pick. Ive read many of these but now I have lots to choose from!
Awesome book. Definitely worth a read. Also was a 1950’s movie.
I read it, good book but Winds of war and war an rememberance were the best WWII books
One of my favorite old movies! I have the book but haven’t read it yet
Yes years ago it was quite long but kept my interest
Loved the movie
I loved this book, the movie was ok, but the book was much better. It was considered quite risqué when i read it. Pretty calm by today’s standards.
Years ago..would be interesting to see how our cuculture has evolved
Decades ago. I remember liking it.
My mom loved it.
I read it years ago, when I was in my twenties and loved it.
tens of years ago.
I loved the book by James Jones. I have read it twice. Not sure about the one by Wouk, I thought he did Winds of War.
He did and I need to read that as well
You are in for a treat 🙂
Years ago. I read it and 12 O’Clock High at the same time, and liked them both.
Good movie and good book
Putting it on my list as well.
No, but it was a GREAT movie!
I did and remember it being very good!
I loved it! Very gritty and true to the actual time.
Others in that time frame (roughly) Exodus (Leon Uris), QB 7, The Haj–all so incredibly good. I never read anything more from James Jones but From Here to Eternity, which I thought was really really good.
Exodus, one of my all time favorite books and hero, Ari Ben Canaan.
Battle Cry by Leon Uris was a great book too
Have enjoyed any book by Uris book…my fav was Trinity. But enjoyed Topaz, Mila 18, Exodus, QB VII… and the non fiction photo journal book he wrote with his wife on Ireland.
Nancy Parra Ooooh–thanks! I’ll have to look for that one.
I wished I had read Trinity BEFORE visiting Ireland!
Yes, I read it and it was a very good story. It also was adapted to an excellent movie. Hope you enjoy book. It is worth reading.
Winds of War was great. What was the sequel?
war and remembrance
I read The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington after having seen the movie on TV. Very good book.
Didn’t know it was a book!! My list is growing
I really enjoyed the book – I think I read it after seeing the movie, and I liked both!!
I’m getting the book and the movie was great
Yes. I read it in Junior High and wrote a book report on it. My teacher gave me an F as she felt it inappropriate. My father went to school and asked if my report was grammatically correct and did it meet the guidelines for a report. After a very long discussion which also involved the principal, my grade was changed to an A. My dad belonged to the book of the Month Club and The Literary Guild and felt any book he ordered was okay for anyone in the house to read and discuss.
I had a similar dad to I guess. He would go and get me books out of the adult section of the library. He steward and me to some of my favorites, including the Cry and the Covenant and Not as a Stranger. And all kinds of books that would have not been approved by my teachers either.
OMG I love your dad…my aunt tried to censor my reading when I was 14…I was reading valley of the dolls…the 60s version of 50 shades of Gray…my dad told her ” we let her read what she wants.”
I remember the book of the month clubs…it was like Xmas when that first big order came in