Sunday, January 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I thought this was a fabulous book. The story moved fast, the characters were interesting and the pages just flew by. I have no idea why the catholic church was so upset about this novel, come on, it's a fantasy book, relax! Definitely a book that your kids could read, though if they are under 10, they may not get as much out of it as a teenager would.
I recommend the movie, AFTER you've read the book, even though they are very similar. Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman captured their characters extremely well. And really, how can you go wrong with a movie with Sam Elliot in it? Just look at Roadhouse...LOL. http://www.newline.com/properties/goldencompassthe.html.
I look forward to reading the 2nd and 3rd installments of the 'His Dark Materials' series and I'll get back to you.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I'm not usually one to recommend books in Oprah's Book Club, but hey, if it's a good story, why not? I got interested in this story after seeing the movie, which is usually backwards to most people's experiences. I have found that if I liked the movie, the book must have been really, really good. Hollywood usually does such a hack job making movies from books, but in this case they did a fairly nice job. The book and the movie follow the same plot except for a few twists that were developed, I'm sure, to keep the story moving.
Both the book and the movie are recommended. The movie has Natalie Portman going for it, so it's a no brainer for me. :P