I love reading a good, engrossing book! I confess that I am the type of person to finish a book’s last sentence, close the tome and hold it to my breast, and swoon with the immersive memories. A book should transport you to its world, take you away from your own. (I love the photo above for that reason; the lady is in picturesque France, but her reading is taking her away to somewhere else!)
I love watching a good, engaging movie! It’s an entirely different medium; the two should not be compared. This becomes problematic because some movies are based on great, well-written books.
Such is the case with the bestseller, Where the Crawdads Sing. I loved the lyricism of this marvelous fiction. I just saw the movie. It is very good, too. Not identical, but evocative in a different way!
I wish that people wouldn’t compare the two mediums, wouldn’t expect the same thing from these two avenues. I recommend BOTH of these treatments to you.