Book Circle Online is the world's first online network with shows dedicated to the intimate discussion and dissection of various books. BCO also features one on one author interviews, and engages fellow fans via social media. BCO Hosts, comprised of authors, writers, critics and media personalities, discuss all aspects of the book from the author's inspiration and background to chapter by chapter breakdowns. Hosts offer insight and opinions as well as diverse and thought provoking views. Book Circle Online can be seen here on the website, on YouTube, or downloaded as a podcast on iTunes.

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Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie) - Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they chose JM Barrie's Peter Pan which is about a free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland. Peter Pan has become [...]
01:02:31 8/19/2018

Past Episodes

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they chose The Princess Bride, a 1973 novel by William Goldman that centers on the love of Westley and Buttercup that sparks a whole adventure in Florin. It was adapted in 1987 by Rob Reiner starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Andre the Giant and others. The book has a fascinating history that translates into the book as evidenced through some of its literary [...]
00:48:14 7/25/2018
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they chose What Dreams May Come, [...]
00:35:52 6/27/2018
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they chose The Time Traveler's Wife, [...]
00:41:15 5/29/2018
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they chose The Perfect Storm, [...]
00:36:15 4/26/2018
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they chose Gerry Conlon's Proved Innocent, an autobiography about one of four innocent people convicted of a terrorist bombing in Guildford, England, that tells of the miscarriage of justice that resulted in imprisonment for him and members of his family, including his father. It describes the struggle to clear his name. A movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis was released in 1993 putting to screen Conlon's [...]
00:39:28 3/22/2018
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they honor Thomas Harris' Silence of the Lambs, which celebrates its 30th year. First published in 1988, it is the sequel to Harris' 1981 novel Red Dragon. Both novels feature the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, this time pitted against FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. This book has been adapted into the 1991 critical and box office success movie of the same [...]
00:44:48 2/21/2018
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month they discuss A Farewell to Arms. The book, published in 1929, is a first-person account of American Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant ("tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The title is taken from a poem by 16th-century English dramatist George Peele. A Farewell to Arms is about a love affair between the expatriate American Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley [...]
00:45:19 1/24/2018
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.   Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. In this festive month, they gleefully chat about one of Dicken's most influential works A Christmas Carol. Many have seen an adaptation of it, but [...]
00:35:48 12/17/2017
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. This month, they analyze Neil Gaiman's Stardust, which has a different tone and style from most of Gaiman's prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pre-Tolkien English fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors such as Lord Dunsany and Hope Mirrlees. It is concerned with the adventures of a young man from the village of Wall, which borders the magical land of Faerie. [...]
00:55:33 11/30/2017
Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies. In episode five, they discuss an alternate world in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. The novel is about friends Kathy, Tommy and Ruth who grow up together at a seemingly idyllic boarding school in the English countryside. When they leave the school and the horrible truth of their true purpose is revealed to them, they must simultaneously confront deep-seated feelings of love, jealousy and [...]
00:55:33 10/26/2017

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