5 One of the greatest stories ever told...nerfherder | 28/07/2008 | See all nerfherder's reviews (1)I can't recommend this book enough to anyone. A truly fantastic book. Like most people, I fell in love with the film before the book, but the promise of a book full of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles was too good to ignore, so with the knowledge that all books are better than the film adaptations, I decided to give it a read. Well it's true, the book is better than the film, but only just. Both now have a special place in my heart, and I've got a big feeling that it's going to be one of those things that I'll pass onto my kids one day. And to be honest, I'll enjoy reading the book again as much as they will love hearing it... Though maybe not the ROUS's heheh - Nerfy.