I absolutely LOVED the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit,” and was excited to read the book! I was surprised to find that this book was published back in 1983, and the author passed away in 1984. If only he could know that his book would become a hit show on Netflix one day…!
The show followed the book pretty closely, though there were some different portrayals of Jolene, the relationship with Beth and Mrs. Weasley, the story behind Beth’s mother, etc. I know people often say you should read books before you see them on screen, but in this case, it made my read easier and more entertaining to watch the show first. I’ll have to check out other shows that derived from books now!