So what's the verdict: Is the movie better or the book? I would first say that i really enjoy watching the movie. There wasn't anything bad i could say about it, even when the creature wasn't truly revealed. I really would suggest anyone that read the book to check out the movie for just fun. So with that said I loved the book better than the movie. The book is a must-read and I hope anyone reading this would take a chance at it (whether you like sci-fi or not). It's an easy read. The movie is great as well so if you want to check that out first then go right ahead.