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The Prestige by Christopher Priest
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Aug 21, 2008

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I really liked the movie, and when I found out there was a book, I decided to read it. So far it's ok, but way different from the movie (which doesn't surprise me). I'll update later as I read it.

It's taken me a while to read it because I leave it at work and read it on my breaks. It has been really good so far, and the basic plot is similar to the movie. I'm only about half way through, but it's very good.

After finishing it, I've decided the movie is better. The book is good, but it's not as exciting as the movie. If I had read the book first, and then saw the movie, I might have felt a little differently. They changed a couple of things for the movie, and I like most of them. It made it interesting. Another thing that was a little weird about the book, is that it is set in the late 1800's, early 1900's, but the language didn't really match the period. Over-all, it was a good basic plot, but I enjoyed the movie much better. I probably won't be reading it again.
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