Ask a reader and you’ll always get the answer, “Books are way better, you can feel it all” and opposing them is the rest of the world who believe in the fact that without a visual, there is no value to the words. Maybe they both are right on their parts. What a book nerd doesn’t realise is the fact that the other person might not feel the words like he does. Whenever a bookish person reads a book, there is an altogether new visual that goes on in their head. Each word says a million stories to them and with time, a whole movie much longer than just 3 hours develops in the mind. There is a certain way in which they view each character, a certain way they imagine their behaviour. All in all, there is a movie which is just according to the imagination of the reader. Unfortunately, not everything that the book offers can be fitted into a 3 hour long movie or even a few seasons long TV series. As it is said, mind has no boundaries and no one other than you can reach upto the horizons of your imagination and wit. Thus, the script writers, directors and the casting directors are well criticized by those whose expectation is not met. For them, some scene or some perspective is always missing.
Rest, movies and visuals are always just amazing. They interest one and all. Also, they stay in the mind for longer and interests you without using too much of the thinking capacity. But you must have noticed that there are very few movies which you can watch again and again. Once you watch something, you develop a perspective about it, your excitement of what comes next reduces and watching it again is like revisiting a path you have already covered. This is what a reader feels, just with a load many imaginations missing from the movie.
All I have to say about this is that for the movie freaks, enjoy your visuals (even if they are just not everything that the book wants to say) and build your perceptions according to that. And for the book readers, just try to read the book after you watch the movie. You might get to know the end but the descriptiveness of the book would not disappoint you as it will always add a new perspective and a new thought in your head.