By far the book is always better than the movie. I think that has more to do with our own preferences. We mold characters into what appeals to us, with our own imagination. Books allow readers to control their own visuals. Not to mention, to do most books justice, takes a really long time. The best King adaptations IMO were Shawshank Redemption (short story), The Shining (credit to Kubrick), IT and The Stand (both Mini-series.. Long). The worst are ones were you read the book and feel let down by the fact that so much is missing. It's easier to enjoy a movie if you have not read the book, but either way I think one will ruin the other.