I didn't rank this yet? Did my rating... disappear? Much weirder and more complicated than the movie. Also a little stupider (ghosts?) and yet a lot smarter (nested storytelling -- letters within journals within flashbacks -- to create a compelling, complex structure).The slight of hand also tends to play better in print when you don't have to see it acted out (hey, my magic trick requires a double of Hugh Jackman, let's cast Hugh Jackman!).I read this years back, before the film, and it's hard to say how the one colored my perception of the other. The ending of the book was a letdown but the ending of the movie seemed too straightforward. Maybe it's just a flawed story. Pretty good one though.