And on the back cover has the quote, "Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! May your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mine. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agonized as in that hour left my lips; for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love." I mean, come on! That quote would definitely make me want to read the book.
I finally committed to reading the book because I've had the movie saved on our DVR for weeks and I hate watching movies that are based on books without reading the books. I always try to read the book In this case, I thought the movie was SO much better than the book because of moments like this...
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...that happen several times during the movie. There was only one part of the book that I thought they left out of the movie, which wasn't that important and probably wouldn't have worked as well in the movie as it did in the book. I would definitely recommend the movie; I'm not so sure about the book.