Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Step right up
Yes you should.
I know I'm way behind on this bandwagon, especially considering the movie is coming out this month, but hey. Better late than never, right?
Water for Elephants skips back and forth between the narrator's time as a 23-year-old vet school drop out working in a circus to his present day existence in an assisted living facility. Unlike most books with two separate story lines, I didn't find myself skipping the "B-plot." (Prime example is Sword of Shannara, which we had to read in seventh grade. Who honestly doesn't skip the chapters where Shea is looking for the damn sword to so you can move on to the battle scenes? I rest my case.) But the circus versus nursing home tension worked perfectly here, which is why I'm assuming they're making it into a movie.
Speaking of which, I am actually excited for the first time ever for a Robert Pattinson movie--who knew? But I think he's going to make a great vet school dropout. Oddly enough, the casting I'm not terribly into is Reese Witherspoon, who I normally love.
Folks who have also read the book (or seen the trailer), thoughts, feelings, blind assertion of opinion?