I think this is one of the very rare cases where I like the movie more than the novella. It's not that it was bad in any way, just very different in bI think this is one of the very rare cases where I like the movie more than the novella. It's not that it was bad in any way, just very different in both versions. I don't think I would have liked this one so much if I had read it before watching Ryan Gosling walk around in his scorpion jacket.
A few minor characters got a bigger role in the movie, (or stay alive instead of getting their heads blown off) and to be honest, I don't think the book would have worked on-screen if they hadn't changed it so much. I do like the fact that I know a little more about Driver's background story now, because nothing about gets mentioned in the movie adaptation.
This probably isn't a book for everybody, but I do recommend watching the movie and I'll admit this song, which they use in the opening credits, has been playing non-stop in my car while I'm driving at night. It makes me feel... It's hard to explain....more