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message 1: by Julianna (new)

Julianna Nice review Buggy. I've been wondering about this book. It sounds good. I put it on my TBR list after hearing about the movie, but I usually prefer to read the book first. Being an R-Patz fan, I'm sure I'll want to see it, so I guess I better get crackin'.;-)


message 2: by Buggy (new)

Buggy I can't say enough good about this book, easily one of my favorite reads this year and R-Patz is perfect for the role making reading his story that much sweeter :)


message 3: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz Nice review buggy. Sounds like a good one. I've been wondering whether to pick it up or not for a while.


message 4: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Thanks Eastofoz, Pick it up


message 5: by Janet (new)

Janet I love a happy ending. :) putting this on my to read list. thanks!


message 6: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Thanks Zosia and Janet the ending for me was perfect!


message 7: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi Me too I felt the ending was perfect *sigh*


message 8: by AH (new)

AH Great review, Buggy. I've been trying to get my hands on this book, but it's always out. Could it be all those RobPatz fans reading it?


message 9: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi I've only read that because of Rob Pat and I'm surprised that the book is actually good.


message 10: by Buggy (last edited Nov 03, 2010 06:55PM) (new)

Buggy Thanks AH and it could be a part of the problem but this is also a book that would appeal to may different people, such a great read. I Only found about Rpatz after I started reading it but it sure made visualizing the hero nice, perfect casting actually. Keep trying girl.


message 11: by AH (new)

AH Did you see the photos from the filming? Very nice. Wonder when they plan to release this movie. It's going to be a long drought before Breaking Dawn is released.


message 12: by Cat (new)

Cat Really good review, thanks, I can't wait to read it now.


message 13: by AH (new)

AH Have you seen the movie yet, Buggy? It wasn't bad. Christoph Waltz really played a scary August. The elephant was fantastic. I enjoyed the eye candy on screen.


message 14: by Zeek (last edited May 06, 2011 04:45AM) (new)

Zeek I loved this book too! Probably wait for DVD to see the movie but maybe?

"Christoph Waltz really played a scary August."

Christoph Waltz with his "nice" evil guy routine. Gotta tell ya, evil hidden behind a smile scares the bejeebus out of me.


message 15: by AH (new)

AH He did the bi-polar thing very well. Scary at times, genial at others. He stole the scene every time. Reese and Rob were OK (and I love Rob) but the elephant also stole the show.


message 16: by Zeek (new)

Zeek He was so eeeevil in Inglorious Basterds- a movie I dnf'ed actually, but he was pure genius. I can easily believe he stole the show!


message 17: by AH (new)

AH I fell asleep during Inglorious Basterds - just wasn't my type of movie and I was tired.

The movie has great cinematography. There is lots to look at. I liked it on the big screen. My husband even enjoyed it.


message 18: by Zeek (last edited May 06, 2011 05:08AM) (new)

Zeek AH wrote: "I fell asleep during Inglorious Basterds - just wasn't my type of movie and I was tired."

I fell asleep to! :D Srsly, I cant think of one brad pitt movie that I actually liked, other than 12 Monkey's but he only played a secondary role, thus the reason I probably liked it. I dont get the appeal.

hmmm Well I may just have to make a point of going then. No hardship for me, I love going to the movies!


message 19: by AH (new)

AH Go for the elephant. She is one good actress!!! Bring tissues, there are scenes that made me cry.


message 20: by Zeek (new)

Zeek the book made me cry so I can imagine


message 21: by Buggy (last edited May 06, 2011 12:43PM) (new)

Buggy Cat wrote: "Really good review, thanks, I can't wait to read it now."

Thanks so much CAT and Zeek.

No AH, I haven't seen the movie yet, we don't have a theatre where I live so going to a movie involves a big trip "to town" and a couple of ferries so it doesn't happen often.

When I heard that Christoph Waltz was playing August I though wow perfect casting, I'm not so much a Reese fan but Damn Rob likes good in the period costume.

I loved this book, I loved the sections with Jacob as an old man, I'm very curious how the ending will play out in the movie version. If it will remain the same?


message 22: by Zeek (new)

Zeek see now Rob is the one turn off for me. I dont get the appeal.


message 23: by Buggy (new)

Buggy I'm not saying that as a fan-girl I just think he really suits the period/type movies. I'm more excited to see Old Jacob actually, Hal Holbrock will be great.


message 24: by AH (new)

AH Hal Holbrook was great!

Rob does suit those period movies. I can't wait to see him in Bel Ami. Not too much chemistry between him and Reese though.


message 25: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Yay, I can't wait to see him. Reese seemed too old for the role to me


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Great review, Buggy! This is one people keep telling me to read, but I just haven't been able to pick it up. Your review has me rethinking that.


message 27: by AH (new)

AH Go see the movie, UM - My husband even enjoyed it....


message 28: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Thanks so much Dhes, I loved this book, It was one of my top reads last year. I still haven't seen the movie though


message 29: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I haven't seen the movie yet . . . been debating if I should read the book FIRST, then see the movie after? Or vice-versa?

It seems that everytime I read the book first, the movie ALWAYS fails me.

I dunno what to do :(


message 30: by AH (new)

AH I didn't read the book yet, but I enjoyed the movie. Not an academy award winner, but a good movie. Christophe Waltz steals the show.


message 31: by Buggy (new)

Buggy I've heard Rosie the elepahnt is pretty good too. Does she get her own back in the movie version too?


message 32: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Lane I adored this novel--SG is an amazing author! The movie wasn't quite as good for me but it was still entertaining.


message 33: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Hey Thanks Jennifer, She is an amazing author, the research that must have gone into this amazes me. I read somewhere that she knew nothing about circus's or the depression when she began, getting the story idea from a photograph.


message 34: by Janis (new)

Janis Think about it, wasn't it just the PERFECT ending! It still makes me smile.


message 35: by Buggy (new)

Buggy I know! I totally agree. The perfect ending. You just made me want to read this again J


message 36: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Awwwww . . . been meaning to read this book but I keep getting distracted. Right now, I'm devouring Lisa Kleypas' books! But soon . . . soon . . .


message 37: by Buggy (new)

Buggy I have the same problem with so many books Nicole. I have about 50 books that are "next"


message 38: by Janis (new)

Janis Buggy wrote: "I have the same problem with so many books Nicole. I have about 50 books that are "next""

I'm so glad I was told about this website. I've had a list of books I've read and books to read for years. Now I know I'm not the only one. :-D Sometimes I think I'm a bit like Francie Nolan.


message 39: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Yes its great here Janis, way too addictive but fun to find so many like minded people


message 40: by Janis (new)

Janis Can't wait to spend a bit more time. Been so busy lately. Even has cut into my reading time. :-( But do plan to look around soon when I have a bit more leisure time.


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