ISBN: 0747518297 Global Overview for this book
6 journalers for this copy...
The explosive and sensual story of a Victorian woman's sexual awakening - now told for the first time.
In her award-winning film The Piano, Jane Campion told a love story so stunningly original that it transfixed millions of film-goers all over the world. Although she had already spent ten years writing and making the film, Campion continued to be haunted by her characters and decided to tell the whole story. Delving deeply intot the character's pasts, the novel reveals why Ada has stopped speaking, the history of the piano, and the secred of Flora's conception. We also find out about Baines's mysterious past, and discover what lies behind Stewart's stark loneliness.
I've never seen the movie and - to be honest - I bought the book just for the title. I found the story to be verry gripping and I read the book in one sitting.
* terug naar mij
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I have seen the movie several times. The last time was only two weeks ago on France 3 *), probably broadcasted that particular week, because of the Cannes Film Festival (it won the Golden Palm in 1993). I loved it again, in spite of the French voiceover.
I always had some question marks though. Some were filled in, when watching it a second or third time. It has several layers and beautiful symbolic scenes. You keep on discovering new things, you did not notice the previous time you watched it! One of Jane Campion's accomplishments as a director.
Some questions still remain though. This book promises to tell "the whole story", so I'm very curious to see if they will be answered. The main reason for joining this ring. Normally I never read a book after having seen the film. Besides: The film was not adapted from a novel; it was originally a screenplay. We'll see. Up next, as I just finished my current read.
*) E-J-V, I sent you a PM, to let you know about the movie on French TV! Later I read in your blog that you had other things on your mind at the time. (Gefeliciteerd en ik hoop dat Vancouver geweldig was :)
If you have seen the film, this is a nice way to get more background information about the main characters; facts about their previous lives, the movie does not mention (and probably for a reason! These mysteries are part of its charm, I guess).
If you haven't: Go get that DVD! You won't regret it. I myself prefer it to the book, by far.
Will travel to redfloor soon.
Note: Because it took only 6 days for me to read it AND send it on, I felt justified to choose the newly discovered cheaper rate for books (Economique 2, Tarif Livres-brochures) which may keep the book on the slowtrain a while longer, than a more expensive postal rate would have. Sofar books sent this way arrive after about 12-14 days, which is still reasonable
Thank you very much for sending this book Redfloor! And E-J-V thank you very much for making this book a bookring!
I've sent the book to Plinius today.
So, it was just like watching a favourite movie again, hearing the music and their voices in my head. Just like Stewart did... and I enjoyed that very much. Thank you for making this book available!
Let''s see, who is the next one on the list?
Thanks everybody for participating. I really enjoyed reading all your JE.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Hello finder! If you read this, you have found a travelling book.
You can read this book, make a note of how you liked the book (it's free
and you can stay anonymous if you like) and release it 'in the wild' or
pass it on to someone else.
If you want to follow the book on its 'world tour' you'd better register as
a new bookcrosser. You could mention my name (Plinius) as Referring Member. I
would appreciate that very much.
There's an explanation in Dutch at http://www.bookcrossing.nl/ and there's
also a Dutch forum http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/15
Have fun reading and bookcrossing!
als je dit leest heb je een zwerfboek gevonden, gefeliciteerd!
Je kunt dit boek lezen, hopelijk is het iets dat je leuk vindt, je kunt je mening erover hier opschrijven (gratis, spamvrij, en je kunt anoniem blijven als je wilt) en het weer doorgeven of loslaten 'in het wild' voor een volgende lezer.
Als je net als ik het boek wilt volgen op zijn wereldreis kun je ook bookcrosser worden. In dat geval zou je mijn naam (Plinius) kunnen vermelden als Referring Member. Dat zou ik leuk vinden.
Nederlandse uitleg vind je op http://www.bookcrossing.nl/ en er is ook een Nederlands forum op http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/15
Veel lees- en BookCrossplezier gewenst!