Now I think I will - thanks!
This one focuses on women and the things they had/have to endure.
For those who enjoyed Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, the movie premieres on July 15. Can't wait to see it! Also interested in seeing The Help since I loved the book. But the previews I've seen haven't been encouraging. Hope I'm wrong.
I read this last year and could not put it down. It helped me understand what is happening, and what has happened, in Afghanistan during my lifetime. The story was told on such a deeply personal level that these women's characters still speak their perspective to me when I hear or watch news of developments there.Quote:
Originally Posted by Gutmutter
Movie reviews drive me crazy, and I tend to disregard them if I want to see the movie. I prefer to make my own decisions.
I agree, movie reviews don't influence my decision to see a movie. But I saw a few scenes from The Help in the preview advertisement, and I wasn't impressed by the actress who plays Skeeter. But it was only a few minutes from the entire movie so I hope I'm wrong.
Right now I am in the middle of Hollywood in the 1950s thru 2 books. Pieces of My Heart by Robert Wagner, and The Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Ellis Amburn. In several cases the books cross over the same story which is intersting to see something from 2 different views..
Pieces of My Heart: A Life by Robert J. Wagner - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: The Obsessions, Passions, and Courage of Elizabeth Taylor by Ellis Amburn - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
I read so many dry books as a history major that, if something non-fiction is halfway readable, I'm thrilled! :lol I think this is MORE than halfway readable, for sure. It makes me want to read Larson's other two books, which I have in the house somewhere....