Movies And Books

I think I'll do a movie and a book review, since it's been a long time! First the book review.
Q&A, by Vikas Swarup, was a great book. It is the book that inspired the movie, Slumdog Millionaire. I went to the library back in February to request the book, and I had to put my name on the waiting list. I totally forgot I had my name on it until I got a call a few weeks ago that I could get it! I love this book just as much as I loved the movie. There are many familiar names in the book, but not too many of the same scenes happened in the movie. Of course, the movie was only inspired by the book. I really enjoyed the story and how well-written it was. I was very surprised when I found out that this was Vikas Swarup's debut novel!! It's sold millions of copies in several different countries, and inspired a film. How the heck does he make his next novel better?? lol I would recommend this if you liked Slumdog Millionaire, or want to learn a little more about Indian culture and life in the slums. I found it very interesting, and I'd give it 2 puppy paws up (oh, Annette, I borrowed your puppies!).

Now for the movie I just watched last night on Pay-Per-View.

I wanted to watch this movie when it came out in the theaters, but it wasn't in every theater, and definitely not around here. I had heard that this was a good movie. It is about an 8yr old boy named Bruno, whose father is a Nazi soldier who gets promoted, and the family has to move into a new house near the country. Far, far back behind the house, beyond the wooded area, the boy sees what he believes is a farm. Unbeknownst to him, it is a concentration camp. He's not allowed to explore behind the house, but one day he finds a way to get back there, and he discovers a little boy sitting on the other side of the barbed wire fence. He continues to try to visit the boy, and they become friends, even though Bruno has no idea why his friend in the striped pajamas cannot play with him. It is a touching movie, but I have to warn anyone who wants to see it that the end is heartbreaking. I couldn't stop crying for 5 minutes after the credits started rolling. And I don't normally cry easily!! This movie is based on the book by John Boyne, so I think that's my new pick for the library!! I'd give this movie 4 paws, also!!

Well I am going to enjoy the day! It's going to be near 85 degrees here, record-breaking for this time of year. I plan on hanging my sheets on the line outside, and maybe go to a couple stores. I really don't know, but I do know I want to enjoy the sun!!


Nancy said…
I've seen the movie advertised, but I really doubt if it will be shown in my rural area. I will keep an eye out for it though because it does sound like something I would like to see.
Jen said…
Yes..Great movie...Actually I have seen Slumdog Millionares also...But the Boy in the Striped Pajamas was really got to me...

I hope you are enjoying your nice summer day:))
Hugs & love,
~ Lor said…
Ooo fun! I always love book and movie reviews. I've been wondering how that movie was. Always nice to hear what someone else thinks about both before diving in. At least for me anyway.

Thanks for your input on the Etsy front. It seems like you've got to really promote promote promote all the time. As with any business I suppose. Maybe we can work on ours together...?

Oh - not sure if you're set up for it, or even like to bake, but I'll bet you could make a fortune selling the strawberry banana bread from the recipe you shared with me! Yes, I'm still talking about it...I'm not a huge fan of bananas and I loved it! One of my fav recipes of all time.

Sorry I talked your ear off - wonder if there's a limit to how much you can write here!?! :)
~ Lor said… 85 for April there!?! That's awesome - enjoy!!

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