The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Some concepts are so inherently visual and cinematic that it’s hard to imagine them starting on a typewriter. But that was the case for The Poseidon Adventure, a novel by Paul Gallico that has been adapted no less than four times since its first edition printing in 1969. Yes, there was a disaster book about a capsized ocean liner and we were forced to read The Grapes of Wrath in school.
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Ben Philippe is a writer and comic who splits his time between NYC and Montreal. He also got all the arguments for his A+ college paper on Wide Sargasso Sea from Sparknotes. (Sorry, Professor MacAdam.)