Book or play ~ which is best?

Which book of Tim Wintons’ did you like the best?

I have loved everything I have read so far of Winton’s work, (Cloudstreet, Breath and Blueback) yet Cloudstreet is by far my favourite.  Set in Western Australia it is a family story about a rambling and rumbling house ..”two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch.”

Did you know that Tim Winton also collaborated with others to prepare Cloudstreet as a play and it was made into a television show by Showcase?  Read Change the Channel‘s reflections on the television series here.  Not everyone loves the way Tim Winton writes, apparently.

Which do you prefer?  The book or the play or maybe the television show of the story?

WINTON, Tim. Cloudstreet.  Melbourne:  Penguin Books, 2007. 426 pp. (fiction)