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Thursday, July 15, 2010

I wanted to FEEL SOMETHING, Anything

I wanted to laugh, to cry, to grieve. But there was nothing. I felt empty and disappointed. Cheated, to say the least!

The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud, disappointed ME! Where was the connection between Charlie and Sam? The force that draws them together (as portrayed in the trailer), was practically non-existant in the book. Where was this bond, this tight pact that kept Charlie from living a life for over 13 years? It wasn't about a promise, it was about guilt. Charlie and his guilt for what he had done.

I picked up this book after seeing the previews while watching the movie Eclipse in the theater. This could possibly be the first time I think a MOVIE is going to be better than the book.

There was NO "why'd you bring her!" in the book. There was no deep connection between a Man and his young dead brother. It was totally PREDICTABLE, which for mean can ruin an entire book. It was too sci-fi, and I kinda fell off course, SPOILER HERE, when a character makes love to a ghost. SERIOUSLY!!

Don't get me wrong it was a nice read. It had it's moments, for sure. It just didn't MOVE ME. It did make me think, about whether or not there is an in between. That when the leaves blow, or we get chills up our entire body, if it's because our loved one is present. That's about as deep as it got for me.


This trailer...MOVED ME!


Does it make you want to read the book? It's 213 pages, a quick read. I suggest you read it before seeing the movie on the 30th.

Now I'm off to read EAT LOVE PRAY. Yeah I saw this preview as well during the movie Eclipse. What? Everyone who has read it has told me that it's changed their life.

Maybe it will change mine. Maybe I'll feel something and have a relationship with my pizza!


Wendy said...

Umm, yep, had goose bumps when I saw the trailer. Bummer the book wasn't goosebump material. Still looks good though.

Nikki said...

wow that movie looks amazing!!! i definetly want to see it now!!!

MiMi said...

So the book was bad?? That's weird, usually the book is better.