Title: The Queen’s Gambit
Author: Walter Tevis
Page Count/Review Word Count: 246
You’ve probably heard of this one because of the Netflix series. The interesting thing for me is that the Netflix series is a super faithful adaptation, and so it almost left me feeling as though it was a re-read even though it was the first time that I read it.
With that said, there were also a couple of bonuses. Tevis has a fantastic writing style that I found super gripping, to the point at which I’ve already added the rest of his books to my wishlist. It was also cool to be able to see inside Beth’s head when she was playing games and to understand the way in which she approached making moves.
Other than that, there’s not much for me to say here other than that I would definitely recommend it if it’s something that you’re interested in. Just don’t expect the book to add a ton of stuff that you didn’t get from the series, because it’s almost a word for word adaptation, right down to the dialogue.
In fact, the only thing that was really different was the way that the characters were described. For example, Benny is supposed to have a thick black moustache, but instead they had the kid from Love Actually rocking a little bit of bum fluff. But it is what it is, I guess.