I've read this book one time - more than 20 years ago.
I didn't understand everything that happend. But I remembered. I understood the events in retrospect.
The book lingered.
And I still consider it to be one of my favourites.
(I never saw the movie, btw. The modernized remake, yes - don't judge, I was a teenager back then, the soundtrack was a thing
, heck, Sarah Michelle Gellar was a thing
- but not the famous original.)
**Due for "25 years later re-read" in 2019.**