When it comes to film adaptations of books there have always been two groups of people: the 'it's okay but not as good as the book' group, and the 'thank god I can watch a two hour film instead of reading a 500 page book' group. Whichever group you belong to there is no denying that translating something from page to screen is no easy task. Films have budgets, location issues, time restrains, and a runtime limit; books on the other hand have very few restraints. But every now and then a film adaptation of a book is released that takes the book and gives it new lease of life, occasionally even being better than the book (Fight Club springs to mind, and I don't feel too bad for saying that as Chuck Palahniuk himself has said the same thing). With that in mind, let's take a look at 6 adaptations gracing our screens in 2014 that are genuinely worth getting excited over and could even outshine their novel counterparts.