My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After watching the movie for years and loving it, I finally read the book. The book follows the movie pretty well. Some events are out of place, but it doesn’t affect the pacing of either the book or the movie.
The book does a bit more explaining about the background of Schmendrick the Magician, we learn a bit more of Molly Grue’s history, and the history around Haggard, his castle, and the surrounding area.
All in all, the book is the same as the movie, but you are missing out on some of the interesting history of the characters.
If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie you should do both!