by Kim Edwards 5 years ago
i’ve just finished this book this morning. i wasn’t surprised much while reading it as i watched the movie first. but the book was still impressive and highly recommended. i enjoyed the movie hugely and that was why i wanted to read the book. i wanted to understand the characters and absorb the story more. but i felt that the german version would be much more wonderful than the english translated one. after watching the movie for 2 times, i saw the thai version at a bookstore and was tempted to buy it. but i’d rather wait to buy the english one and i was fortunate that my friend, pu, could locate and buy it for me from bkk. it is a short book and i could read through it in 3 days as time permitted each day. if anyone was interested, i would suggust read the book first and then see the movie. i think it would make much difference than doing the other way round.. 5 years ago
this morning, i finally finished this book. i’d read through the last page; not just the story but the interview and the background of the book and it took me 3 weeks to finish it. i enjoyed it tremendously. it was well written and beautifully described. i love this style of writing. i could see pictures and felt the story. while reading it, i had mixed feelings; agree, disagree, sad, jolly, pity, bewildered, shocked, etc.. i can’t say that i agree with what mamah and frank decided to do with their life but one thing i like to say.. they really lived their life to the fullest and chose their own happiness.. i like this and not many people have the urge to do so..
before writing in this post, i seached for more information and looked at the pictures of the house that frank built for mamah. god! it is amazing. it looks ordinary in this age but it was extraordinary then.
at the end of the book, i didn’t expect it to end like that. i was so shocked and sadden with the tragedy all of them had encountered.
from my view, i think it is an amazing book and i will read it again.. to relish the beautiful language.. 5 years ago
by Jeanette Winterson
The way she wrote and described the whole story was very beautiful, clever and entertaining. Though, I didn’t fully understand some parts.5 years ago