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Got very bored...
on 19 April 2009
I saw the film and couldn't wait to read the book... rushed out, bought it, ran a bath.....
Started reading and was instantly disapointed with lack of energy in the book that the film was full of.
It just seemed totally disjointed, chapters barely a page long, very repetitive and at times depressing. This is the only book where I have enjoyed the film more. After reading about his fathers death, for the 3rd time, I really couldn't wait for the final chapter. Not one part of the book seemed to flow into the next, it is more like a series of childish short stories trying to cover a more meaningful and deep theme. Unfortunately it fails miserably.
If you enjoyed the film, leave the book alone. If you fancy the book, watch the film instead.