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message 1: by Kay (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:20PM) (new)

Kay | 20 comments Just finished it - hated it, felt it needed a good editor and a good shake-up! Presumably this is one of those rarities where the film is SO much better. Will rent it and let you know!


message 2: by nina (new)

nina (ladeeda) | 14 comments I didn't know this was a book!! I LOVED the movie! :)


message 3: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) The book isn't as good as the movie - which is so much better. I didn't hate it, but I wasn't blown away by it.

Forest W as Amin was superb in the movie and really blew me away. I read the book after (perhaps the only way I could have enjoyed it) and it just fell flat.

Garrigan is a bit of a twerp and isn't a strong enough character to hold the book. Amin is few and far between. Garrigan is just to annoying to enjoy.


message 4: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I had this on my reading list. The movie was incredible. Maybe I will pass this one by.


message 5: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Aw, don't pass it by without taking a look at it. It wasn't THAT bad. But I don't think I'd have read it or enjoyed reading it (cos I did) had I not seen the movie.


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