Another book I haven't read but when I came across it I had to buy it. I can remember coming across my aunt's copy of the soundtrack to the movie in an old stack of records. The cover was the black and white image of a young Dustin Hoffman with Anne Bancroft's leg stretched across the picture. I've always loved Simon and Garfunkel and some of my favorite songs are from the original soundtrack; The Sound of Silence, Scarborugh Fair, and Mrs. Robinson.
I didn't like the movie the first time I saw it. At first I thought maybe it was a generational thing, maybe you had to have lived that time and been young when it first came out for it to hit the emotional cord. But seeing it again a few years later, older and sadly much wiser, it hit a spot that resonated. It's a classic but I didn't even realize it was a book until I found this copy, a book club edition from 1963, in a junk store.
Have any of you read the book? Could this be one case in which the movie is just as good, or dare I say, better?