+ Daenerys Targaryen
( if I look back, I'm lostCollapse )
+ Jorah Mormont
( you are my queenCollapse )
+ Eddard Stark
( winter is comingCollapse )
x posted @ valyrian_forged
movie, y u so perfect.
(sometimes I post randomly like this)
(I want to do a friending meme! o.o)
I said I'd try to keep track of my reading, since you guys are such a bunch of voracious and interested readers. *_* So, my first book recension in English! XD
And the winner is... Water for Elephants.
Being a first person narrative, you just can't stand the main character; it happens a lot, imho, that authors think they don't need to give a personality to a character when he's the narrator, because they think it easier to make the reader identify with him. The love interest has no depth at all, but they're above the Twilight level because at least there's a tender and lovely connection (bleh) due to the fact they both love animals. Okay. The husband, instead, is apparently a schizophrenic, both charming and violent with animals and human beings, but also capable of passion and kindness. Which makes him the most interesting character, in my book. BUT no development whatsoever is given, a part from the obvious happy ending.
The life in an American circus in the 30s should provide an interesting setting, but the author - who vehemently claims to have done a lot of research - gives little information, in my opinion, to make it look realistic, and since no minor character has any important role/original characterization, the final result is quite boring. (I probably was expecting too much, due to my recent experience with Carnivàle <3)
So I'm not happy.Also, Stephen Fry just informed me that we lost Pete Postlethwaite. Damnit. And he was very young. I'm so sad.