By Mark Poirier
First I saw the movie, which I ordered from Netflix because of the title and the fact that it was set partly in Tucson. Then I found the book in the library, and had to see how it matches with the movie (or vice versa). I concluded that in general the movie does a good job capturing the spirit of the book, with some scenes more loyal to the book than others, and many missing from the movie altogether. Which, for some scenes, I am thankful for not seeing them in the movie. The book is a fairly fun read, and especially good for descriptions of some parts of Tucson from over a decade ago. Not sure which one I would recommend more - the book or the movie.
(Finished reading over 5 weeks ago) [355 pp.]