movie or book?

United States
March 12, 2009 9:49pm CST
I made the mistake of watching Twilight before reading the book. I LOVED the movie, saw it numerous times in the theater, but I wanted to read the book. So I bought it and I'm only 20 pages in. The problem I'm having is that it's so different from the movie already. Has anyone read the book and seen the movie? Should I stick with the book and finish it?
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@Marius9 (37)
• Romania
21 Mar 09
I have seen the movie before I have read the book and I don't regret this thing.The movie was beautiful and the book was...perfect, superb...I loved it.
• United States
22 Mar 09
thanks for all the book support! I just finished reading New Moon, took me one night, the book was soo much better than the movie. Though I also bought the movie today! I can't wait to start Eclipse!!!
• United States
22 Mar 09
Wow, moving right along, lol. Wait till you get to Breaking Dawn! Great series.
• United States
9 Apr 09
I was one who read the books first. Then I bought the dvd as soon as it came out, and I really didn't think it made you feel the story the way you do reading it. Kind of a disappointment.
• United States
22 Mar 09
I would definately finish the book. I watched the movie last night, after just finishing the series last week. While not a BAD movie, it really didn't seem to flow as well as the book, maybe like they were just saying the lines and you didn't FEEL it the way you could reading it. (I hope that makes sense, lol). And, if you are only 20 pages in, it does pick up considerably after that!!
@Krissta (90)
• Canada
17 Mar 09
The Book is way better than the movie, I read the books before I seen the movie, and the movie totally disappointed me. Keep reading...
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
i prefer books than movies.. i watch twilight first before i read the novel..after watching i was inspired to read the book and it turned out that i love the book better than the movie.. unlike my other friends, they read the book first and were disappointed after they watched the movie..
@alharra (508)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I almost always read the book first. Books always have more details etc than the movies because yo0u can make a book as log as you want- can't do that with movies after all. For instance the Dune series by Frank Herbert- loved the book and the movie but the books were so much better.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
Hi there! I'm like you, I've watched the movie before reading the book, but that's the reason why I want to read the book because most of the people said that the book is better. And it's true the book is better, I meant more details and I think you will like it also, so try to finish it! Actually after reading the Twilight I can't wait to get the other books as I wanted to know what happen, I am now just finished the third book and I tell you, I have sleepless night because I wanted to finish it, lol. I didn't get the last book because it was sold out and I'm going to check the book store today hoping that they have it now. Happy reading.
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
13 Mar 09
Seen the movie haven't read the book. I didn't like the movie much though, too cheesy for me, maybe I'll read the book. I also do both, whichever I did first. Sort of comparing 2 points of view, book author view and screenwriter view. Books and movies have their own qualities, so i try to appreciate each one according to the media they were created in.. Happy reading!!
• United States
13 Mar 09
You should finish the book just to see how you like it. Although I haven't read the book or watched the movie, I've heard the book is better.