Posted on December 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No bookworm is ever surprised when a screen adaptation of a beloved book flops, either critically or financially (or both).

Fortune magazine acknowledges this universal truth in its analysis of why three of this year’s star-studded adaptations of bestsellers fell short.

But the film versions of The Goldfinch, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, and Motherless Brooklyn didn’t struggle simply because readers boycotted them on principle.

Read why critics and media analysts said these particular novels were, if not doomed, fighting uphill battles — and why other adaptations succeeded — in Fortune.

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