What books should be made into movies? -- We pick what classic books Hollywood should adapt next

1. HENDERSON THE RAIN KING BY SAUL BELLOW A millionaire journeys to the African wilds to find himself. Jack Nicholson reportedly wants to play him. Give Jack what he wants. And please keep the great bit about the bear on the roller coaster.

2. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE BY J.D. SALINGER Of course a movie version could only screw it up. That’s probably why it’ll never happen. Still, we’re curious. Especially if Salinger fan Wes Anderson made it.

3. THE MOVIEGOER BY WALKER PERCY This is the finest (and most quotable) sad little novel about movie love you’ll ever read. Terrence Malick reportedly wrote a script for it years ago. Shoot that sucker!

4. THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET BY EDGAR ALLAN POE Poe’s underread novel is a strange and hair-raising seafaring nightmare. David Cronenberg would have a blast with it.