Book or Movie?

Discuss the April 2015 book of the month, "Paper Towns" by John Green.
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Re: Book or Movie?

Post by Celine7865 » 14 May 2018, 02:39

To be completely honest I did not like either. I watched the movie first and then read the book. I had really high hopes for Paper Towns because The Fault in Our Stars was so good, but I really couldn't get into the story. If I had to choose between the book or movie, I'd choose the movie. It was difficult to get through the book, I found certain parts very boring and I took a lot of breaks when trying to finish reading it. The movie was boring too, but watching the visuals of the book unfold made me feel more like I was on an adventure, rather than the book where I felt like I was drowning in a sea of boredom having to imagine what discreet place Margo was hiding in for the majority of the book.

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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 10 Jun 2018, 02:49

I don't want to sound cliché but I liked the book better than the movie. However, I loved the movie. I love seeing how different people take a story and interpret it in their own way. I often like when the movie expands and even travels away from the book. It allows the audience to experience how the producer and director experienced the book, even if it is different from my own interpretation.

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Post by amybo82 » 10 Jun 2018, 16:21

I've not seen the movie, but it sounds like it might be a good one! I enjoyed the book several years ago when I read it, and I always like to compare the movie to the book.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. –Neil Gaiman

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Post by Nmesoma » 17 Jun 2018, 14:57

Movie definitely. I think it added a whole new layer of dimension to the characters

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Post by hailyc » 22 Jun 2018, 08:09

I had first watched the film, I thought it was decent. I liked the book a lot better. The book was more detailed, the movie and book differed only when it came to the details. The general storyline of them was the same. I don't think was the best John Green book, I definitely prefered The Fault in Our Stars. I think all of his novels are great.

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Post by Alena_Surya » 28 Jun 2018, 12:18

Both weren't great! I wish the ending was more satisfying!

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Post by mac83 » 15 Sep 2018, 12:54

I really loved the movie, but I liked the book more. I love the details you can get from the book that they skip in the movie.
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Post by MagensWife1995 » 29 Sep 2018, 13:45

I read the book right before the movie came out and I was actually very pleased with it.

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