My answer is yes.
One of my best pop culture pals batted this around with me before the flick's opening. We agreed: re-read. So my chum on the opposite coast headed into a local comics shop for the paperpack collection.
My pal told the woman at the counter about the plan to read before seeing.
"She was like, 'Oh no, you should go see the movie, because the movie will be good on its own, but if you read the book first it'll ruin it -- you should try to enjoy the movie.' "
My pal: "I said, 'Oh, but I'm really looking forward to being one of the people in the audience who knows what to look for in every scene.' " Clerk resisting sale: "Then you should see the movie, then read the book, then see the movie again."
Among other things, my pop culture ally notes that "She overestimated how much money and time I'm planning to devote to the whole endeavor."
But I think she miscalculated more deeply, too. It shouldn't be so hard to separate the reading from the viewing, with the reading providing an upside only.
The rest of you think?