Books Versus Their Movie Versions
In probably 99% of the time, the book is better than the movie. Books can just go into so much more detail that movies’ limited run time cannot possibly touch upon. In a number of cases, movies will leave out scenes, or combine them for the length of time, or they lose nuances of the book because they don’t think a broad audience will like them.
Naturally, there are always exceptions to the rule. Usually, these exceptions come from books that are based on movies. Many times, the novelization of a book will fail to capture what happens on the screen, or match it so closely that it doesn’t really matter if you’re watching the movie or reading the book.