Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Book-to-Film: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Any Delirium fans out there??  I haven't read this series, but the book's premise that offers a cure for love, something illegal in this world, has always reminded me of The Giver.  Remember that interchange in Lowry's book between Jonas and his parents?  Jonas asks them:

"Do you love me?" 
"There was an awkward silence for a moment. Then Father gave a little chuckle. 'Jonas. You, of all people. Precision of language, please!'
'What do you mean?' Jonas asked. Amusement was not at all what he had anticipated.
'Your father means that you used a very generalized word, so meaningless that it has become almost obsolete,' his mother explained carefully.
Jonas stared at them. Meaningless? He had never before felt anything as meaningful as the memory."

Seriously, don't you think this interchange could have inspired the entire premise to Delirium??  

Anyway, Delirium was teased to become a film for a while, then it was decided that it would make a better television series instead.  So a pilot was made starring Emma Roberts, but then the series was cancelled before it was ever aired. 

If you want to see it, though, you can check it out on Hulu.  Here's the link, in case you're so inclined:
A trailer for the pilot was also released:

By all accounts, the pilot was rubbish.  But maybe die hard fans will like it anyway.  Happy viewing!


  1. I really liked the first book the other two were awful. I was very disappointed. I don't know if I will watch the pilot. It piques my curiosity, but I'm hesitant.

    1. It piques my curiosity as well, but all the horrible reviews definitely make me pause!

  2. Lauren Oliver's writing is truly something to marvel at. I've only read her Delirium series, and while I did enjoy the first two books, the last one is a complete mess. There's also a love triangle that develops over time, and it isn't handled with the greatest of care. Gosh. I'm making this sound terrible. It is entertaining, and the writing alone makes the first book worth checking out.

    Still, I'm skipping the rubbish pilot. Not worth my time. Thanks for warning! ;)

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

    1. It feels like I haven't talked to anyone in a while who likes the books, so I'm glad to hear you do! Well, most of them anyway!! I haven't read them, but the premise was interesting enough to make me wonder if I should. I think I'll pass on the pilot too, though. :)


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