1. Picture the protagonists the way you like it. While reading a book you see things as if a movie is playing in your head. You can freely imagine all the characters. It’s like you are the director of an imaginary film.
  2. Books usually offer more detail to the story and therefore the characters. Movies are like shortened versions of books. Directors need to make some decisions so to form a 400-500 -page book fit into a 1.30-hour movie. To do that they typically cut whole chapters from the book and tons of things mentioned within the book go missing.
  3. Books develop our thinking. It is scientifically proven that more reading makes people easily digest information as they improve their analytical and creative thinking skills.
  4. Having read the book prevents you from hearing spoilers about the movie. Spoilers are everywhere: not only are your friends who can’t keep their mouths shut but also when you are on Facebook or YouTube you can’t help seeing images, videos and articles shared around, all of them containing spoilers about the movie or television program. If you’ve got already read the book, you’ll sign with a relief saying to yourself “It doesn’t matter. I know how it ends”.
  5. The movie gives away an excessive amount of and spoils the pleasure of reading the book. If you read the book you’ll know what happens within the movie but still, there are the joys to ascertain it for yourself and compare the movie with the one you have created in your head while reading the book.
  6. Most movies tend to abandon the book’s message. That is because film producers aim for tapping the movie into an outsized audience so to get large profits. Consequently, they lose the book fans who have already enjoyed the book and need to feed their curiosity by seeing the movie adaptation.
  7. A lot of movie adaptations are too altered and stand far from the books. This is not a bad thing. In this case, it doesn’t matter whether you read the book or watch the movie first. Booklovers would like reading the book and cinemagoers would watch the movie. The best thing is that there’s no spoiler threat since there’s a world difference between the 2.
  8. Some moviemakers try to enlarge the story on a major scale. Sometimes by magnifying the plot directors run the hazard to go away the audience utterly disappointed.
  9. Some things get lost in translation. When it involves book to movie translation there are always details that get missing. Movies tend to specialize in the plot twists ignoring big parts of the story. For this reason, watching the movie will inevitably spoil everything.
  10. Reading the book first helps you handle the plot. Sometimes the movie is so bad that folks need to read the book to know the ending or the entire sense of the movie during which case they get no pleasure from either the book or the movie.
  11. The real ending. Rick Riordan’s «Percy Jackson» series was fun to read. I waited anxiously to ascertain the film and when it had been released I used to be like third in line – don’t ask why. While the movie was mildly entertaining the ending gave me cause for a double-take. The ending was completely different from the book! Often the ending of a story is modified to suit a timeframe, the writer’s vision, or to anticipate a sequel. Knowledge of the important ending can provide you an alternate conclusion.

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