The full cast performance was a work of art. It made determining who was speaking easy, the story more compelling and enjoyable. Having Neil do part of the narrating was a great decision, his voice was just the right understated English accent that it needed to bring his delight in the material to light.
I love to read, but I also love movies. The way it was presented made it a grand mashup of two media.
The climax about made me cry.
A better writer. Every turn of phrase, every interpersonal reaction, every plot line... I won't say plot twist, there weren't any... was predictable and painful.
No, but he was fine. It was obvious that he was doing his best with poor material. He could use some work on his female voices, but he has energy.
I would have kicked it back to the author and told him to rewrite it as a YA novel.
This was a new book and the blurb sounded interesting, and the cover said New York Times bestseller. FALSE ADVERTISING.
He was extraordinary. As an actor, a reader, a performer... Listen, I liked this story since it's release many years ago, and was afraid that the narrating wouldn't be up to the level of the voices in my head. Steve exceeded every hope.
Cry, yes. Cringe (when I should have), yes. Want more Steve in good books, yes.
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