I am a big fan of the movie 'Adaptation' and always wanted to read the book it was based on. While the book is indeed
I really really loved the first half of this book, and found it in many ways superior to the movie that I've known and loved since childhood.
Once the story veered into the unknown however, I found that it dragged, and was almost boring.
Anne Hathaway's narration was sensational, she actually gave me goosebumps in places. Highly recommended.
What an amazing story! I love the slow, meandering way it surfed the story, giving way too much detail in such a delicious way that you forget it has nothing to do with the story, while frustratingly withholding the information you want and need in order to put the story together in a way that makes sense.
Without being too condescending, it would be a tedious bore for readers who need to be spoon-fed a story in a beginning-middle-end fashion, but thoroughly enjoyable for those who find joy in books like Never Let Me go.
I will definitely be seeking out more Julian Barnes work in the future.
Being 50% shorter. So totally boring. I only listened to half of it.
I cant believe I didn't read this when I was a kid! Its such a gorgeous story, so warm and funny and smart. That said, I am glad I read it as an adult, as the humour is so sharp and dry, I dont think I would have appreciated it as much when I was younger.
I listened to it as an Audible file, narrated by Elijah Wood. He is so talented, made the story really come to life.
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