PBS great American Read
I have seen so many versions of the movie, and each was a little different. I wanted to read the book to see how the story actually goes.
I enjoyed the book a lot, but I realized how so many of the stories in the book were missed in each of the movies. Some of the movies combined several stories. This is understandable, since the book was so long. The story in the book makes a lot more sense.
The book is definitely worth reading, but it does take a long time to get through.