Jonkonfui asked:

In order to fully appreciate this book I think it is completely necessary to watch the movie first or to know what the characters are from the very beginning. Otherwise you get distracted trying to guess what is going on and why are the characters so weird. Knowing their fate makes you live everything with them and "from above". You experience everything in a much deeper way??

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Annie Belyak It's an interesting thought and I saw someone say the same thing already, however, I must disagree. For some people, me included, the curiosity of understanding the story, piecing it together as Kathy keeps telling things, is the main pleasure of the book.
It feels like talking to a stranger on the train, you know. They're just telling you things, and at first you don't understand but it seems curious. Then you start understanding some things, guessing others. You wouldn't want the stranger to tell you first the end of their story, it would kill the desire to listen to how it started.
This would be an ideal book for re-reading, though! Because at first you are very interested in what's going to happen next, and then, as you say, on your second reading you begin to pay more attention to the subtle things and get a deeper understanding of the people and their story.
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