Far, far better than the movie - more menacing, more redemptive, more disturbing.
In both movie and book, Phil's withering masculinity is at once incandescent and pathetic. It is the character of Peter, mystic, mysterious, and reptilian, that the movie shorts. In the book there is a deep, untold darkness coupling Peter and Phil before the movie's first frame. This is a sinister tale of misidentified prey and predator. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles