If Only It Were True

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Click for availability and more information If Only It Were True, by Marc Levy

Sometimes getting to a book is the reward at the end of a journey. Somehow, I went from the film The Nanny Diaries to Marc Levy's first novel by way of the film You Can Count On Me which led me to the film, Just Like Heaven, based on his best selling novel in France translated into English and set in San Francisco. It is intriguing to compare the novel with the screen play. While the tone and comic pacing is nearly identical, the details of the narrative are changed to satisfy the dictates of a visual story rather than a literary one. However, the characters are charming and lovable and make the spirit world seem positively plausible both on screen and in print. If I had a choice, I might start with the book.

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