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#Day22 #abookaday . . . Read the book or watch the film first?

Watch the film or read the book first? Out of this selection pictured I'm choosing to talk about The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty.  

#Day22 #abookaday! (Well, maybe more than one book, most days lol)

Do you like to see the film first, or read the book?

With The Girl on the Train I read the book as soon as it came out, which I think helped understand the mixed up flashback film version. Aggh!
With Apple Tree Yard, I’ve been holding off seeing this BBC drama production until after I’ve read the book as I do like to read the book first.
Why?
So I can picture my own ideas about what the characters look like in my head, before the choices are made for me.  Besides, a book always explains what is going on a lot better than a film, doesn’t it? Although, being a bit of a film buff too, I’m not opposed to a good film. When I’ve read an enjoyable book I ALWAYS want to see how well they’ve made the film and if it lives up to the book’s expectations lol
Which do you prefer to do first? Watch or read?
Have a great Wednesday!
Sassy
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10 comments

    1. Sometimes I want to see the movie first, but usually I’d rather read the book first for the same reasons you suggested. Most of the time, the movie doesn’t do the book justice, but occasionally a mediocre book is made into a much stronger screenplay and film. Surprise!
      Cindy
      Out Now: Book 2 in the BloodDark (YA SF) series–Olivia’s Return!
      http://blooddarkbooks.blogspot.com

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      1. Hi Cynthianna!

        Oh, yes, sometimes the book can be made into a much stronger film or screenplay. I think with The Lord of The Rings films, the books were not quite as fun as the film, which was very easy going to watch. Of course, both had their own merits.

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    2. I usually don’t do both. I don’t like to read a book first and see the movie, or vice versa. I want to be surprised about what happens.

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      1. Yes, it does seem that which ever way around you go, there’s a chance that one might spoil the surprise twist for the other. Although, not all books and films have the same ending. It’s a chance we have to take!

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      2. Yes, it does seem that which ever way around you go, there’s a chance that one might spoil the surprise twist for the other. Although, not all books and films have the same ending, it’s a chance we have to take!

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    3. Yes, Felicia,

      Wherever possible, I do like to try. But sometimes if the film is out and I haven’t read the book, it’s very tempting to just go for the film first. And catch up with a good book, which is hopefully even better than the film.

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