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Finally got around to seeing the Choke over the weekend. It was a classic case of the book easily outshining the movie.
Those who were too lazy to read the book before the movie came out, probably didn’t understand the hype. Those who did read the book before the movie were probably disappointed in the film.
Written by cult fave Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, of course), the book was delightfully dirty in its descriptions. It was the kind of book where you laughed, got embarrassed and looked around like you’re guilty to see if anyone noticed.
Now the big question: if I re-read the book, will my mind-pictures reflect the movie, or will it get to wander free as before? I’m thinking the former, not the latter.
The Heisenberg Effect (uncertainty principle) notes that the act of viewing a phenomenon changes it. It’s probably the same with books and movies.