Comment: The Orchid Thief is a good book.

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The Orchid Thief is a good book.

I only pointed out what I did because I loved the movie and so got the book - then confused thinking it was "the book version" of the movie. (As it turned out, though I was expecting something else, I liked it anyway.)

As for a "moral of the story"... there was this one line where, the first time I saw the movie, I practically said out loud: Thank you! You see, there's a line in the closing scene of The Wizard of Oz that has bothered me for years. As a Christian - or regardless, it goes against my beliefs. It's when the wizard tells the tin man, "A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." What?! :(

Whereas, at the end of Adaptation, Donald explains about LOVE (emphasis mine):
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.....................DONALD
I loved Sarah, Charles. It was mine, that love. I owned it. Even Sarah didn't have the right to take it away. I can love whoever I want.

.....................KAUFMAN
She thought you were pathetic.

.....................DONALD
That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That's what I decided a long time ago.

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Me, too!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir