One thing this thread has done is wet my appetite for the book, if I come across it I think I will read it as it sounds rather good.
Mention of the book in another thread did the same for me, and at dukefan1's encouragement, I got a used copy, for a very reasonable price, at Amazon. We've been busy with some home remodeling, so I'm not reading at as quickly as I would like, but it is interesting to see some lines from the movie that came word for word from the book. Honestly, just reading the first few paragraphs on Amazon had me hooked and purchasing the book.
Make the effort, Robbie, I assure you it will be worth it!