Goodness me. I loved this one. I saw the movie first, so I think I might have liked that better, but separately this book is also awesome! It's the whole same idea at its basic story line, it's just told a bit differently, and the book goes beyond the movie in a sense. Either way, I love Pat and his story and the way he tells it. I loved Cliff in the movie just as much as I loved him here in the novel. Tiffany is decidedly not as cool at all in the book. She's much more frustrating, and it's hard to see how Pat comes to his decision in the end because of that.
This is a great novel. I'm so glad I read it, and I loved the movie. Yay!