This is a well-written, entertaining book. However, my view was inevitably coloured by having seen the movie first… which I still prefer.
I give this book 3/5 stars. It’s a relatively short, entertaining read. However, I’ve seen the film adaptation twice and I think it’s more engaging (credit to David O. Russell). In the movie the characters are more sympathetic and there are a few changes to the plot which I think improve on the original story. Also, the movie dedicates less time to American football and more to some great secondary characters.
Is it worth reading? Yes, particularly if you still haven’t seen the film. Then watch the film – it’s better 🙂