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My copy of Michael Turner's book "Hard Core Logo" finally arrived. I couldn't put it down, and read the whole thing in one sitting. I think that it took less time to read the book than it did to watch the movie!

It's quite a fascinating read. It's written in verse, through things like lyrics, answering machine messages, and John's diary. It's an interesting method of story-telling, and it's surprisingly effective.

For some reason, I thought that more changes had been made for the movie, so I was surprised by the similarity between the book and the movie. It was, however, those few small changes that (I think) made the movie so effective. This is one of the rare occasions when the movie is better than the book.

I think that the characters in the book lacked depth, and it also lacked the complexity and ambiguity of the movie. The relationship between Joe and Billy was less interesting, and without the movie's ending, it lacked punch.

I must, however, repeat that I couldn't put it down and read the whole thing in one sitting, so contrary to what this review might suggest, I really did enjoy it!

Basically, I think that Michael Turner created some interesting characters, and a great story, but the movie (and the brilliant acting of Hugh and Callum) took that to the next level.

PS I made a new HCL icon. *points*
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