- The scenery in the movie was spectacular but Stedman created a sense of isolation in the book that was pretty special.
- The plot is more believable in the book. In the movie there are too many visits to the mainland.
- The ‘battle’ between Tom and Isabel was carefully balanced in the book and driven by grief. In the movie, Isabel seemed petulant and Tom weak.
- Films will always struggle when the story hinges on a very long passage of time.