I read Water for Elephants and it started out amazing! I was pumped.
The images in the beginning were incredible, I could see everything, feel everything, smell everything.
But it went down hill for me quickly and I don't know why, because it is such a respected and well known book. I mean it became a movie (I dream)
The trailer makes the book seem like its going to be magical and filled with fantasy and dreaming, but in reality the book it crude, sexual and dirty. Which was the point. It was filled with hard working dirty people who were basically homeless if it wasn't for the circus that kept them, feeding them whatever they had left from he "important people" who were the stars of the show. The people who worked in the back ground; people who feed the animals and set up the circus were treated like dirt, sleeping with the animals and stealing clothes off of clothes lines from whatever city they happened to be in.
It had some amazing visuals, and a good story line.
But it wasn't my favorite book, by far. It was so crude it distracted me from the story line. The character Barbra always did something explicitly sexual and it was hard to get the images out of my mind and enjoy the rest of the story.
I give this book three out of five stars. Most of the stars are from respect that it is so well known and that its a movie. I cant knock what I aspire towards. There were some incredible visuals and had a distinct writing style.
But it wasn't for me.
NOW I am on to a book that I have heard amazing things about. The Mysterious Mr. Spines. WINGS. Its a fantasy and has kids in it. I'm going back to my favorite. LOOOK AT THIS BOOK COVER. It is an inspiration for my book cover for My Stupid Girl. (My book)