There is a statement (or, rather, set of statements) I keep finding on the internet that drives me absolutely wild. And not in a good way. It is any variation of the sentiment ‘you only like that book because of the movie’.
I don’t understand that - particularly not the disdain that it conveys. If a film is someone’s gateway to a novel, what does it matter? One way or another, they have still grown to love the characters and the story and the setting. Something about it spoke to them, and that’s the important part. It isn’t about who knew it first. It’s about knowing it at all. Shouldn’t we be glad when people are introduced to the authors and characters that we love? That they’re getting more interest, being spread to a wider audience to cherish them as we have?
Honestly, that’s kind of the point. Books are there to be read.