I watched the film first and I thought it was breath-taking. I then decided to read the book and it was even better. I had cried at the film and thought since I knew what would happen I wouldn't cry at the book but i cried even more than the film. I am so glad a got the complete book in one volume because if I had had to wait for the next part for a month I don't know what I would have done. One of the best 3 books I have ever read.