Re: Can I 'read' the books as an animated series?
I really have no idea how one goes about "seeing" a novel as a film or TV episode or what-have-you. If I read a novel, I read a novel -- it's just a completely different experience for me than watching a film or TV show.
That's why I read them twice. It's two distinct ways of experiencing them. The "film" version has to tweak it a bit, so I only do it the second time, after having already appreciated the novel as a novel, so to speak.
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