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Scientific proof that the book is almost always better than the movie.

Emily Temple

February 12, 2020, 10:39am

My dad used to say that most movies are better than most books, and a bad movie is better (or at least easier to sit through) than a bad book, but with the very best books, no movie could even come close. Especially not if it’s the adaptation of that book. “But where’s the data?” is something I did not say to my father at the tender age of ten. Good thing we now have data that analyzes viewer and reader ratings for 250 books and their adaptations and pretty much confirms what we already knew—that readers like books more than viewers like the movies based on those books—and a handy infographic to go along with it.

Check out the infographic below; you can also explore the data in full here.

[via Broadbandchoices]

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