Just finished reading Seanan Mcguire's Sparrow Hill Road... It's a really interesting take on the hitchhiking ghost story, and if they got a good writer for the screenplay they could definitely do a very entertaining movie.
I'd love to see that. Miles tends to have a lot of other characters to bounce off, and he does like to show off, at least in his younger appearances, so it'd only take a mild ramping-up of expository dialogue to air his thoughts on most occasions.Bujould's Vorkosigan series would be a lot of fun. There might be too much in Miles head though
not that we need another vampire series but P.N. Elrod's 1920's vampire series would be fun
A Song for Arbonne
Lies of Locke Lamora
Red Rising and the next two books
I wouldn't even go past book 1. There is no need to. Just end it there.I haven't thought about that series in years, but I remember enjoying it. It could certainly work as a TV series, with the number of books that came out giving ample source material.
Lies of Locke Lamora would be a good candidate; its magic isn't that flamboyant, there aren't dragons. It does suffer from the same issue as GoT, that the books aren't finished. Something that, in the face of the reception of the finale of GoT, probably has contributed to the setbacks plaguing the Kingkiller Chronicle TV series.
Presumably you mean the Book of the New Sun? I've never seen it referred to as the "Torturer" series before (although that might just be me).I'll add Gene Wolfe's "Torturer" series of novels, in which he explores the Earth of some 5 million years hence, when civilization has fallen and risen again countless times, and there are now aliens from other worlds comingling with the native life. It stars a young torturer - excuse me, "Member of the Seekers of Truth and Penitence" - who gets kicked out of his guild after smuggling a knife to a torture victim he's fallen for that allows her to kill herself and becomes a journeyman executioner. The series is basically him traveling this strange world and running into all different types of people, showing a broad range of cultures (and the odd alien creature or two, most of whom are trying to kill him).
The Earthsea Trilogy. (No, the miniseries from 2004 does not count.)
And I'll pre-emptively say the remaining Sandman books, assuming Netflix pulls its usual move and cancels after one season.
Edit: Never mind, I was wrong. Sandman season 2 was just greenlit! Can't wait to see it.
- William Gibsons Neuromancer trilogy