I haven't read many - only the SW one I own. Personally, I think it would depend on the movie, though. If it's very visual, it probably would do better as a movie. If it has a lot of internal conflict, it would do better as a book. The SW one I have I go back and forth on. I **LOVE** Star Wars movies. All of them. And Episodes 1-3 have a lot of visual portions of different planets they're exploring that do really well in a movie. But the characters' motivations come over much better in the book.