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Sideways: A Novel Paperback – September 23, 2004
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Four girls on a trip to Paris suddenly find themselves in a high-stakes game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. Learn More
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I'm not sure what was going through my mind when I decided to buy the book after having seen and loved the movie. I guess at worst I thought I could read the stuff specifically about wine and continue sifting through it to see if I could find any false notes (what else would a geek do?) The cheap-looking puke green paperback cover with the unpromising come-on, "The ultimate roadtrip. The last hurrah," certainly didn't compel me.
But my fears were unfounded. The book is miraculously even better than the movie on almost every dimension. The characters are richer, and the story is both funnier and more believable. For starters, Miles is better -looking than Paul Giamatti. Only a truly sideways wine geek could believe for a minute that Virginia Madsen or any other Maya could fall for someone with a puss like that. Maybe the movie should have been titled "Revenge of the Wine Nerds."
The plot of the book roughly parallels the movie, but the details are deliciously different and absolutely repay reading the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I hate to say this, but the movie was better. Paul Giamatti makes Miles a much more sympathetic character and you really feel that he is a good guy underneath his flaws. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Megan Giles
I thought that the book perhaps lacked in presentation of language and in parts somewhat contrived.Published 14 days ago by Dave
For anyone who enjoyed the movie, this is a must read. The book begins with a hysterical wine tasting that should have made it to the movie, but didn't, and the ending was far... Read morePublished 25 days ago by PLakes
Love, love, loved this book! So much better than the movie, which was equally wonderful! A short, fast, and highly enjoyable read!Published 1 month ago by Shaun Culwell
i bought it to read since i liked the movie. I confess I have not read it yet. Hell i dont even know where it is. Only wrote the review to stop the emails.Published 2 months ago by QUOKKA_54
I loved the movie Sideways, so I was excited to see how I would feel about the source novel. After reading the novel, I see that Alexander Payne did a great job of trimming the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ben Kizer
I didn't find either of the main characters to be very likable. As a female reader, I found it difficult to relate to their utter disregard and disrespect for the women in their... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found the movie to be better than the novel (a first for me). While I enjoyed the emphasis on wine tasting and descriptors, the underlying alcoholism was too dark for my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by vespatime