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 What Book Are You Reading Right Now? 
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Don't see any point in reading the book after seeing the film. It will remove any imagination from the reader. You will just be seeing Emily Blunt when you read Rachel.


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It pretty much does exactly that...

I never know what book to read, but in the case of a good film I feel like wanting more and if the film is based on a book, the book is what offers that.

I read The Beach and 12 Years a Slave after seeing the film as well.


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You're doing it the wrong way. I bet you'd be this guy...

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LOL

It depends.


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So SeinLanguage is basically just a book full of Jerry's stand-up material. Still a great read but most of the jokes I have already heard (and I've only seen Seinfeld up to the end of Season 3!).


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It was published in 93, around the same time of Seinfeld season 4.


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Yeah, so it makes sense with that timeline.


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So I finished SeinLanguage. It took me just three days worth of commutes. Good book. Funny. Quick read, though. I would recommend it. I'd like an update of his jokes since 1993, though.


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I'm concurrently reading The Hunger Games and The Magician's Nephew.

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I'm currently reading City of Mirrors, the finale to the Passage trilogy from Justin Cronin. The first two are among the best books I've ever read so my expectations are high.

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Riggs wrote:
I'm currently reading City of Mirrors, the finale to the Passage trilogy from Justin Cronin. The first two are among the best books I've ever read so my expectations are high.

Really? My boyfriend likes the first two ones and can't wait to read the last one. I've read the first one and I thought it was pretty bad. The way the story is told doesn't work in its favor. A little reshuffling of chapters would do wonders for story flow IMHO and wouldn't make it as predictable as it was. Also I was annoyed by the whole Christan/Bible related things and there are way too many deus-ex-machina plot resolutions. One per book please.

I just started the sixth book in The Dark Tower series. Finished the fifth one yesterday. This is really one great series. I'm sad I haven't gotten into it before.


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If you didn't like the first one do yourself a favor and still read the second book, it may change your opinion of the series. I'm can't say much about the third book as I'm only around 100 pages in and that was mostly set-up.

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You think the second one is that much better?


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Absolutely.

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stuffp wrote:
It pretty much does exactly that...

I never know what book to read, but in the case of a good film I feel like wanting more and if the film is based on a book, the book is what offers that.

I read The Beach and 12 Years a Slave after seeing the film as well.


I think it's nicer watching the movie before reading the book. A movie is like the cliffs-notes version and the book expands on this. If I read the book before seeing the movie I'm always initially disappointed with the movie. This does not happen though if I do it the other way around. I enjoy the movie on its own and then get even more of an understanding when I read the book. It's better this way as long as you're still interested in reading the book after seeing the movie. I don't always do this though. Read "Girl on the Train." Book was awesome. Then the movie disappointed me. Probably would have been much more enjoyable had I not read the book.

I'm a little nervous about "Call Me By Your Name" as it's my favorite book and I'm reading it for a third time :whaa:. In my opinion it's a beautiful piece of literature. I just want to crawl inside this book and live there.

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stuffp wrote:
zwackerm wrote:
Over halfway done The Girl on the Train. Very good so far.


Did you finish it?


I just started reading it today.


I finished The Girl on the Train last week. I somewhat liked it, but didn't really find it good at all. Liked that it took be back to scenes from the film, but unlike what I hoped it didn't add any extra layer to the film either. The film was a much better experience too I thought and maybe it's because the twist has been completely clear the first 200 pages of the book felt quite dragging. Definitely prefer the film in this case anyway, it's a pretty good adaption, the film definitely makes Blunt's character a lot more likable than in the book.


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Never heard anyone prefer the second medium [they experienced] more than the first. So this fits in line.


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I preferred the book of The Beach which I read after more than the film. But I think that might be the only instance, in other cases I usually read the book first though. Also Miami Vice, I watched the film first and prefer it over the tv-show.


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I saw the first three Harry Potter movies before reading the books, and I like the books better. It's not necessarily true that you always like the first medium better.

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It is usually more true when people read the book first.


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