I dislike reading generally, because it is so time-consuming and as a former English major I just find it tiresome as a mental exercise, but I finally picked up The Godfather by Mario Puzo.
I know the movies backwards and forwards, so I was always keen to read the book hoping it would be like Harry Potter and there would be tons of interesting stuff that they left out of the movies.
I'm only a couple of chapters in, so we'll see. It is already overwhelmingly apparent to me that the movies are FAR, FAR SUPERIOR to the book itself, at least as an artistic enterprise.
Puzo had a great story to tell but he is no master of prose, IMHO. Coppolla really breathed life into that thing and gave it a bread and depth all his own.