Step 1: A reader picks up a book.
Step 2: The book is really good.
Step 3: The reader is enthralled.
Step 4: Their friends call them to go out.
Step 5: "Oh, uh, I can't, I uh... have a family thing. Yeah, total emergency. Last-minute. I know, it sucks. Some other time then."
Step 6: "You'd think I'd feel bad, but..."
Step 7: Reader frantically goes back to reading.
Sometimes, a book doesn't need to become a movie. If it does, the movie should bear at least a trace resemblance of its source material. If not, then it is hopefully directed by a genius. If not, then it should not exist. Back to square one.
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