My [rating: 5]
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I have seen the movie several times prior to reading the book but that didn’t affect how quickly I was drawn into the story. As is pretty typical of all movies based off of books, the book is better. Much better. There are things going on that the movie doesn’t even begin to cover; and that’s not even the biggest difference between the two.
Don’t get me wrong, I still think the movie is great, but I think its great independently of the book. You almost need to separate the two and enjoy them on their own merits.
If you’re on the fence or even remotely thinking about reading the book, I’ll tell you right now – read it! I don’t care if you seen the movie a dozen times, reading the book will give you a completely different perspective.