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A missed opportunity
on 25 December 2012
This book thrives only on the greatness of the film from which it is derived. As a previous review suggested, a book can be a way of taking a great movie and enriching it through the depth and interest of character emotions and thoughts. Unfortunately, very little of this is present and it becomes, as such, a little too reminiscent of reading a glorified plot summary.
Having said this, of all the film plots to reiterate into literature, this is far from the worst... it is in fact one of my favourite movies. Of course, the messages that the film embodies remain present and intact in the novelisation, but in this rare occasion I would have to recommend the film itself over the book.