After watching the SciFi channel’s Earthsea miniseries and then reading what Ursula LeGuin had to say about it I decided to read the book to see just how badly it was tweaked. Well, it was bad. The first half of the book and the miniseries are similar, but from then on it’s completely different. The book is a lot better and I really do wish that SciFi had stayed with the real story line instead of making a mockery of it. So, if all you’ve done is see the miniseries, go pick up the book and enjoy it!