- Because the movie casting was just wrong, wrong, wrong. Particularly Cleveland. And where the hell was the (pivotal) character of Arthur?
- Book had a subtle but distinct sense of place. Movie – not so.
- The ‘themes’ in the book (notably sexuality) are carefully played out. In the movie, they are as subtle as a drag queen’s eye shadow.
See my review of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon here.