Growing up, one of my favorite movies was (and still is) The Island at the Top of the World. It's a weird, strange movie, but it triggered my sense of adventure (and scared the bejeebus out of me) so a favorite it became. I have recently discovered the book The Lost Ones by Ian Cameron, on which the movie was based, and fell in love with it as well. Since it is set in the frozen tundra I held on to it until winter set in. Before we get into that though, as always SPOILERS AHEAD!
When is it ok for the movie and the book to differ? How awesome is the combo of myth and science? Is this the reason people say "Hey this is a weird book/movie...I think you'll love it"?