Sage Northcock -
King is the only author I know ow of that tends to have movie adaptations that are better than his sometimes mediocre writing. He’s a good writer but he pumps out so much shit that like 50% of his books or more are straight trash. Both The Shining and Stand By Me are better in movie form imo. The Shining in particular is better because Kubrick didn’t follow Kings book that faithfully.
Is there any other authors out there... where the movie adaptations tend to be better than their books?
The Godfather 1 & 2. Superbly acted and elegantly paced films.
The book is more like a supermarket paperback. Lot of weird tangents in it, like a whole subplot of Lucy (the girl Sonny fucks at the wedding) having a giant vagina. Like so huge that most dicks are too small for her. It is a big problem for her. She eventually finds a doctor boyfriend who arranges her to have surgery so that she can enjoy getting fucked by a normal sized dick.
I'm not joking, that's totally in The Godfather novel.