Have you ever read a book after watching the movie/television version only to find that you don’t like the book as much as the adaptation?
For the most part, my literary side wants to read the book first (if possible) and then see the adapted version. But there have been a few times I’ve seen the adaptation and gone back to the source material to find I didn’t like it as much. One of these is Forrest Gump, a movie that took some of the good ideas from the book and created a far better movie. The original novel doesn’t quite have the same heart that the movie does and I think it loses something in the translation. Continue reading