"Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it's an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce
by the day."
I found it boring, but I think most people liked it. I did do a great themed release though, outside a Mathematics Department, close to where I worked. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9951052/ I hope this link works. The site must be being worked on, because weird things are happening.
I enjoyed the book, and thought the movie was... OK; it had stunning visuals, but I found that I enjoyed reading the story more than watching it. Not sure how I'd feel if I'd seen the movie first, but I'd probably have wanted to read the book, so I'd say go for it!
Thanks for the link - I've been searching the forum for a thread to that book, but must have missed that one.
Not sure how I'd feel if I'd seen the movie first, but I'd probably have wanted to read the book, so I'd say go for it!
That's why I've been waiting for two years, so that I don't have too many detailed visuals from the movie on my mind anymore. I think, one shouldn't read the book right after the movie or the other way round...
...that I never managed to finish the book... I found that it was quite boring from the beginning so I never wanted to carry on reading it.. No matter how hard I tried, I always stopped reading after a few pages... :(
The movie was awesome (one of two where I actually felt watching in 3D which I normally hate added to it) but I got sooo much more engrossed in the book. Actually liked it so much that I bought all of his books straight away (with mixed results. Self is now one of my favourite books of all times, a lot of the others were a bit odd, have not bothered to get the High Mountains of Portugal when it came out and The Facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios is still languishing in my TBR shelf)