Onto book two, this should be interesting as The English Patient is the first novel on my list that has already been adapted into a film, which was released in 1996 and starred Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Juliette Binoche. I have seen the film about three times I estimate, so I already know what the plot is and how it ends. But I would now like to pose a question to my readers. Does seeing a film adaption of a book first, then reading the book after take away from the experience of reading it? To fully appreciate the story, must you read the book first before seeing the film adaption of it? Please discuss.