Posted about 3 years ago
Movie and books are completely different mediums. You experience them in completely different ways, over a completely different time frame.
With books, you usually experience the story over the course of a week or two. You can hear a person's thoughts, put yourself into that character's mind. Everything about the story exists in your mind. You can read slowly, or quickly, giving characters the "voice" that you think fits them.
With movies, you have 90 up to 140 minutes of acceptable time to tell the story. You can't hear the character's thoughts as they go through the scenes, you can only observe their actions. Something that could take one sentence to explain in a book could take up to three minutes to explain in a movie.
There's just no way to translate a book directly to a movie, without the movie being created badly. You can't read a movie script in written form and really experience it properly, with the actors /actresses creating the certain emotions, the lighting and camera work setting certain moods, the music giving you goosebumps.
I do, however, still personally tend to prefer the books over the movies (:
Jag och min valp, Elvis