Guest Post by Alexis M.
Alexis Miller writes on her blog at Purple Shelf Club. She is a future neuroscientist who loves to travel and read and write about novels. At her blog, you can see her write book reviews, book tags, and anything about books that you could think of. Learn more about her on her blog and social media:
Recently, I have seen on question forums people asking about comparisons of books that are made into movies. Some people read and watch, some just read, and some just watch.
Yeah, did you catch that last one! Some people say if they have seen the movie, then there is no point in reading the book. I couldn’t believe, if anything that convinces me to read the book. People who don’t read often have also been asking why books are better than movies.
I think they must be asking this because in a movie you can see everything clear as day and you know the whole story in a little over an hour. Regardless, this intrigued me to answer the question. I would argue that the whole story is not revealed in a movie and so much more can be gained by reading than watching. So, to all book lovers, and movie lovers, here are my thoughts on why books are better than movies.
Books Are More Detailed
Even if you don’t read, you probably know that books hold more detail. It’s not just fluff either. If you want to know why books are better than movies you should know that they:
• Reveal more
• Allow you to get to know characters and places better
• Help you understand motives more
Books are there to serve you. They give the detail you beg for when watching your favorite shows or movies. If a book has a movie, all you have to do is read the book to find out more about your favorite scene. Books even reveal more characters, more scenes, and more places that just couldn’t be fit into a movie. And if you thought you knew who a character was just by watching the movie, then you are mistaken, my dear friend.