Awed, humbled, inspired—does that begin to tell you how I feel after reading the hundreds of comments on Let’s Go to the Boovies?
It reinforced my oft-made comment that Levenger customers are the real who’s who of America—authors, teachers, screenwriters, poets, and all sorts of other brainy people with buckets of talent. Thanks to all for your postings.
Do you know what you’ve done? Together you’ve skewered one old misconception that badly deserved it—namely, that it’s a rare thing to find a movie as good as the book it came from.
Contrary to popular opinion, boovies (my term for that cultural star formed when both the book and the movie are good, if not great) are not rare. There are scores and scores of them.
Of course, people can, and do, disagree about whether the book or the movie is better; these are lively, interesting discussions. But more important is that both art forms, though different, are worth experiencing.
That brings me to the question I have for you—two actually:
1. Have you ever read a book after seeing the movie?
2. If so, would you comment on the experience?
Wishing you good reading—and good viewing,