I finally read Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. And I can’t possibly review it. I have never experienced anything this crazy, but here’s what ~ I watched the movie way back when it first came out on video. I remember I liked it okay, but I didn’t remember the details so I thought I’d be okay reading the book. I WAS WRONG! As I read the book the movie came back to me. I was reliving scenes in my head, whether I remember them, or made them up I’m not sure, but it COMPLETELY RUINED my reading experience. By the middle of the book or so I think the book was different from the movie, I’m pretty sure anyway, and so it got better. But it was too late. I couldn’t properly enjoy this book. I can’t say if I liked it or not. I think if I had read it before I watched the movie I would have been blown away by the great characterizations, but I would have felt like there sure was a lot of talking. As it is I found my eyes glazing over at times. It’s a short book and should have only taken a few hours to read. It took me two days. I had a hard time picking the book up. I didn’t seem to have a desire to read it. It was a completely different experience for me and for that reason I am not reviewing this book. I don’t think I could possibly review it properly.
I am sticking by a former resolution of saying I will not watch a movie until I read the book. At least if I think it’s a book I’ll enjoy I will not watch the movie. I still have a hard time with books made into movies even if I have read the book because the movie can never properly convey the story~ but sometimes it’s fun to see on the big screen. Depends on the book and whether it translates well.
So my question is~ Have you ever had an experience like this? Do you have a favorite book that you think has been conveyed well on the big screen? Do you love or hate your favorite books becoming movies? Please share your thoughts!