Okay, this book may be considered cheating for two reasons.
1) I had to read it for my literature into film class and
2) It's only 54 pages long.
But I am still counting it as a book because it came in book form!!
While my housemate Steph and I can fight like cat and dog over this, I hate to read a book after already having seen the film. I hate to read a book knowing what happened, and I especially hate it when the film is so damn good, and so closely-sticking to the book that I don't feel I gain anything by reading the book. Such was the case with this. I had the same problem with Reqiuem for a Dream, one of my favourite films. The book was great but literally no different to the film at all, so I felt that I already knew what was going to happen.
I did enjoy Brokeback Mountain but I feel I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen the film. I think I will be interesting to discuss in class and it was a good read. I'd recommend it if you haven't seen the film, but if you have it isn't really worth it!!
Next book: Money-Martin Amis.