Re: Off Topic: Movie Tie-In Editions
Having seen the film before I read the book, the reduced role of the secondary characters was an unwelcome "change" to me as well. IIRC Carl doesn't get much to do in the novel, whereas his role in the film I find enjoyable...especially given the "hey, it's Doogie Howser!" aspect.
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