My first thoughts were THE NATURAL and BIG FISH. BIG FISH was much darker and more disjointed than the movie, and THE NATURAL was damn boring as a book. Liked both movies, though. Oh, and TRAINSPOTTING was a great book, but written in Scottish patois--It exhausted me to read it; I did a lot of it aloud to get the sense of the words. The movie wasn't necessarily better, but it was easier