Monday, April 25, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: Water for Elephants

I'll be honest and say that the main reason I wanted to read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was because of the movie. For some reason, I find myself particularly attracted to books that have been adapted into films (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Notebook, James Bond series, Harry Potter series, Twilight series, to name a few); are the movies as good as the book or is the movie a wasteful representation of a great book? Of course, I had heard of the book before but I never had it high of my list to read. That was a mistake because the book was very good. I don't know how else to describe it other than saying it was a smooth and steady read. I started the book Saturday and finished it Sunday. The book starts off with a murder and it takes almost the entire book to figure out who, what, and why. In between you learn a lot about the traveling circuses of Depression-era America and you get to read not only about the cruelty of humans but also their wonderful ability to love without bounds.
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Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:


1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Stephanie

2 comments:

Delia said...

I started this book last week for the same reason - and now I can't put it down. I can't wait to see the movie!

Christina said...

Wow, you read it fast! I can't wait to see the movie this week!