I enjoyed the movie so much that -although I once decided to skip this book- I gave in and read it. I wasn't disappointed, also because, as usual, there's more to the book than the movie. Great story, though the Wennestrom thread became a tad tedious at the end, and of course the whole Harriet/Sweden ending was contrived. Still, much enjoyed. So glad I put aside the suburban US melodrama I was reading before picking this up.