I read the original and then a couple of years latter the uncut came out and I read it. I started rereading the original a while ago and changed my mind to reread the uncut. Personally, I think if a person has never read it, they should go with the original first and then the uncut. On rereads, I sticked with the uncut, mainly because as I read the original, I kept missing all the parts that were added in on the uncut. It felt like I was reading a book that was missing pages.