Originally Posted by coachpipe
You can but an author can go into a lot more detail than a movie or show will. Even with something as simple as clothing..Ive just always preferred the way the author describes a characters looks than a movie or book portrays them.
Some people might not like reading an entire page just on appearance when the author could just say he had a shirt on. Or just simple describing the way he put the shirt on compared to a movie/show just showing him put a shirt on. Its the little things that the camera cant show. Or you dont notice what its showing.
I guess its just a preference on whether or not you enjoy reading more than watching something
I haven't read for entertainment value in 20 years. Movies and TV are better and quicker. I read to educate myself. So it certainly is my preference to watch something rather than read about it.
With that said, I really doubt someone can describe to me in words the clothes someone is wearing and have it look in my mind better than it would actually look by me staring at them wearing the clothes. I just can't fathom how it would be any other way.