When I was younger I watched Jurassic Park. I loved it. Then people told me I should read the book, because it was even better. I didn’t believe them. How could a book about dinosaurs be better than actually seeing them, in all their stomping and vicious action? But they were right. I read the book, and it was better. Now I usually try to read a book before I watch its movie.
Ready Player One is the latest example. I read Earnest Cline’s book a couple months before watching Steven Spielberg’s movie. I really enjoyed both, but the major differences surprised me. The book generally fares better with reviewers, averaging 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon, while the movie scores 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. And yet, surprise, surprise, Hollywood Reporter says the movie is better. I disagree. Here are the top five reasons why I think the book prevails.Read More