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A different animal than the movie, but very winning all the same.
on July 24, 2015
If you're expecting the book to read like the movie in print, prepare to be quite disappointed. If, instead, you approach it as a fresh, but similar, effort, I think you'll be delighted. The movie producers took far more than a few liiberties with the novel; both stand on their own quite well, but are far from the same. In fact, reading the Japanese novel is a treat in itself, giving you many insights into the Japanese mind set and worldview. The film, on the other hand, is a very good Tom Cruise action film -- and I'm not a big Cruise fan. This was one of his better efforts in my view. So read and be prepared to enjoy it, whether you've seen the movie yet or not. Domo Arigato.