Once again this week I have a Friday Favorite for you that is not about running! Some of you may be familiar with the show Dexter on Showtime? Well I had heard about it from friends but I had never watched it because we don't have the Showtime channel. I just happened to be at the library a few weeks ago and a book caught my eye. It was on the "Hot Book" shelf with many other popular books.
In general I have always tried to follow the rule of reading the book, before seeing the movie and in this case I felt no different. I wanted to read these books before seeing the TV shows. I flew through the first book and could not put it down! I was actually reading this right after I ran the marathon and this book kept me up late a few nights which was not really conducive to a good marathon recovery.
Currently I am more than half way through the second book and I already know I need to hit up the library soon to get the next few books of the series. I always love a good mystery book and these do not disappoint. Plus I can't wait to watch the Dexter TV series to see how they compare (or differ)! I have heard that the first season of Dexter follows the first book very closely but after, the remaining seasons differ greatly from the books.
I think it is kind of cool to read a book before seeing the movie - I go into the movie knowing that it wont be the same as the book and I am ok with that. I like to see the different perspectives that the movie producer had compared to what the author was thinking/writing. Plus I also like to compare it to my perceptions and ideas from when I was reading the book.
Fun Fact: Jeff Lindsay (the author) is the pen name of Jeffrey P. Freundlich. And his wife is the niece of Ernest Hemingway!
Do you like to read books before they are made into a movie or TV show??