I don’t often read the book of the film – that has previously been reviewed here – but I was sufficiently intrigued that I gave the audiobook a try:
- it is evident that the film is a pretty literal copy of the book, so you could choose either and still be satisfied
- it shows that the more surreal aspects of the film come from the source
- the more surreal aspects of the book can be very disconcerting in audio, which overall makes it more effective – I’m assuming that these passages in the printed version are presented in italics
- the narrator does an excellent job – it is positively sinister.