Jan 24, 13
Read from November 08 to December 09, 2012
I'm so behind on my book reviews on GoodReads that I'm going to keep this short. I don't like just putting STARS on a page, they've lost their meaning to me, so I want to say a few words at least about each book I read.
This book is epic. Ambitious. If nothing else I appreciate the scope of it. When I was done with it I felt as if I had personally been on an expedition to the future and back again. I felt cosmically insignificant.
I almost sent it back to the library after the first chapter, which drags a bit. I couldn't tell where it was going. But I'm very glad I stuck with it. By the time I got to the 3rd chapter, I couldn't put it down. Some books are there for the challenge.
I loved the movie as well. I was clasping at my heart as we exited the theatre. I thought it complemented the book. Yes, it takes liberties, as film must, being a separate entity, but none of that bothered me (well, okay, the ending with Zachry/Tom Hanks and his new home away from home - that's all I'm going to say so I don't spoil it)
I just realized this is a vague review, but it's a tough book to review because there are so many storylines and there's so much to say about each one. I'll just leave it at I'm very glad I got to live in Mitchell's worlds for a while.