Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I was told that it starts out slow, so you have to push on and then it picks up. I noticed this as I was actually trying to force myself to read it up to the first 4 chapters, but once I got past them, I couldn't put the book down.
The author has a way of making you feel like you are right there experiencing almost everything that is happening. You get really attached to the characters because they come to life in this book.
When I read the prologue, it sort of leaves some details out, and I was misled on who killed who at the end, so I was on the edge of my seat worrying the whole time what was going to happen. I don't think saying this gives away any clues since it comes right out and tells you this before you even get to chapter one. I was surprised in a good way though.
I can't wait to see the movie next month. When I heard Reese Witherspoon was going to be playing the part, it was really hard for me to see her as that character, but after watching the trailer for it, I can see she's going to do a great job. I love Reese! And you gotta love Robert Pattinson who plays the lead roll in the movie. :)
The book was really good, but I do have to point out some of the cons of the book to be fair. I found the sex scenes to be way too detailed, the author really didn't need to go into that much graphic detail, I almost felt a little traumatized! TMI for sure. There was also a lot of F bombs dropped and a lot of the using of the Lords name in vain. Thought I would throw that out there in case that might be a deal breaker for some of you.
Another con was, I wish the book would have went into a little more detail about what happened after the huge event at the end. I know it is easy to say they rode off into the sunset and lived happily ever after, but it leaves you a little hanging after the author just put so much time and effort into the details of what happened before the happily ever after. You know? I almost feel like I need a sequel to fill me in on their happily ever after. haha I guess you never know, maybe it could happen.
Overall I do recommend the book because the story was amazing! I have a huge love of animals, so I would get a little choked up with a lot of the talk about the animals in the circus and what they went through. It was a very touching book. I loved how the whole story was told by the lead character when he was 93 years old. He was probably the funniest part of the book. He sure had me laughing! I'm glad he had a happy ending, too.