I bought the book because i really loved the film. I was surprised to find the main charactor was the old man who was Geneva's grandfather. I did find him a very amusing and interesting person. In the film Gowan Mcgalnd and his womanising was the whole plot. Nevertyhe less i did enjoy the book even though it drifted off for me tawards the last chapter.Reuben the old english sheepdog didn't even appear.