I was aware of the movie before the book. I read rave reviews, and it has Domhnall Gleeson, so I knew it was going to be on my List Of Movies To Eventually See (I am terrible at going to see movies in theaters for the most part). I’m not sure when I realized it was based on a book, a tidbit I filed away until Valentine’s Day. My husband and I aren’t necessarily the most romantic–okay, I’m not, so for us Valentine’s Day involved Deadpool, our favorite little cafe, and a trip to my wonderful local indie bookstore. Yay books! I saw Brooklyn on the shelf, debated it, moved on, went back, and picked it up. This is a gem of a little book and I’m so glad I bought it.