Re: Reading a Movie
- TVictor, <br><br>Maybe this post has already been
discussed enough, but I've been without power for a couple
of days (huge ice storm in Kansas), so I'm just now
reading it. <br><br>I have read and seen To Kill A
Mockingbird. It was a wonderful novel, one I coudln't put
down. I think you're right about the element of
surprise missing after you've seen the movie, but in my
experience with books and movies, is that they're always
different, except with Harry Potter. If I've seen the movie
first and then read the book, I usually like them both.
If, however, I read the book and then see the movie,
I often end up hating the movie because it wasn't
enough like the book for me. <br><br>However, with To
Kill A Mockingbird, I enjoyed both so much, that even
seeing the movie after I read the book didn't ruin it
for me. <br><br>I'm not really sure what my whole
point is here, just taht I don't think we should rule
out reading a book simply because a movie was made
out of it or that such movie was lacking. The books
are ALWAYS better, at least in my experience.
- In the introduction, I read that Henry James
prepared the "New York Edition" which was a collection of
his best works. Washington Square was not included.
The book was popular but he didn't think much of it.
Is this a book of any quality? I guess it is a bit
like a soap opera. Whatever its merit, I enjoyed it.
It was also quick to read and gave me time to
explore other books.