Posted on September 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bookworms typically prefer the page to the screen (and if they know what’s good for them, they’re very careful about ever admitting to the alternative).

And so at first glance, it makes total sense that the Guardian’s David Barnett would wax philosophic about his love of novelizations.

His musings were inspired by the recent death of Terrance Dicks, who wrote over sixty Dr. Who novels, though these were far from the only screen-inspired books that Barnett remembers fondly.

But the broad generalization of “readers prefer books to movies or TV shows” doesn’t fully explain the appeal of novelizations.

See what Barnett concluded about this love in the Guardian.

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