I was not aware that the novel was actually written from a television program. That information does explain a lot about how the book was written. It would explain the faster pacing, and a visual medium like television naturally requires less development and descriptive narrative. As I said had the book been written to provide all sorts of background and development it would probably have been for me a case of be careful what you wish for . . .
So did the television version end on the same note as the book?