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July 21, 2016 5:38 PM   Subscribe

Like These Books? Here Are 60+ Things You Might Also Like ... [NPR.org] Welcome to the second installment of Read, Watch, Binge! our summer recommendation series. As you may recall from last month's list [Like These Movies? Here Are 100+ Things You Might Also Like ...], we were tired of algorithms that only matched books to books or movies to movies. So this month, we've enlisted the help of real live humans to pair books with movies, musicals, TV, comics, podcasts and more.
posted by Fizz (8 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I love that in the first recommendation for those who read The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up can watch Grey Gardens.
posted by Ber at 6:12 PM on July 21, 2016 [6 favorites]

I like the weirdness of algorithmic recommendations. How do you get from dressmaking to Chomsky?
posted by adept256 at 6:24 PM on July 21, 2016

I was introduced to Chomsky's work by my boss at the dress factory. No lie.
posted by notyou at 10:29 PM on July 21, 2016 [2 favorites]

It's like someone read my mind. I'm always looking for these sorts of recommendations! I'll read a book like The Goldfinch and think, I loved that so much...I want to see a movie along those same lines. Or vice versa.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:14 AM on July 22, 2016

I like the idea of this a lot, though I didn't always like their choices. I'd love to see more of this.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:58 AM on July 22, 2016

Like The Neapolitan Novels? You might also like ...

The Best Of Youth (movie) because it's an addictive and epic Italian miniseries about two brothers that spans generations, weaving the personal and the political together.
Yes! I was actually thinking about The Best Of Youth as I read Ferrante (just finished the second volume, hoo boy, I need to take a break).
Like Ancillary Justice? You might also like ...

The Expanse (TV series) because it will suck you into a big, well-built universe that mixes spaceship adventure and social consciousness. — Petra Mayer, books editor

Solaris (1972 movie) because it's a slow-paced adaptation of the novel that focuses on identity, memory and conscience. In space. — Genevieve Valentine, book critic
I loved the Leckie novel and I think Solaris is a great recommendation; anybody know if The Expanse is any good?
posted by languagehat at 7:30 AM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

I love the Expanse books - the first one is a little too heavy on the hardboiled hard-drinking detective cliches but I think the series is well worth reading. I'm actually on my second time through while I wait for the new one to come out.
posted by skycrashesdown at 9:15 AM on July 22, 2016

The show is super good.
posted by bq at 10:31 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

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