I was in the bookstore earlier today buying a copy of Richard Yates' classic book Revolutionary Road. The work has been turned into a film, which will be released in late December of this year. I noticed a gold embossed sticker stuck to the front cover, imploring its readers to "First read the book, then see the movie".
I joked with the lady behind the counter. "I think this sticker should be mandatory on every book which has a movie version."
She smiled, agreeing with me.
Then, following up on what I'd said earlier: "Or, better yet, read the book, and don't watch the movie."
If only, if only.