So these are all the books I read over the last two months:
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason
Into the Wild by John Krakauer
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
1 and 2 I read in January. 4-6 I read over the last 4 day weekend and 7 I finished yesterday. I don’t know what the deal is but lately I’ve just been a reading machine. I can;t seem to stop myself. I literally read all day, exercise for 30 minuets, take a shower then continue reading until I go to sleep. I guess I just caught the reading fever?
“I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. Then this is my life and maybe, however unlikely, I’ll find my way back there. Or maybe, one day, I’ll settle for second best. And on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.”
So just finished watching Into the Wild (after reading the book in like 3 hours the day before) and I have to say, as most people usually do that the book was way better. Not to dock the movie which was beautiful (I don’t know what other word I can use to describe it), but the book seemed to capture the essence of the main character, Chris McCandless, better. Again that is just my opinion.
I really felt that I could connect with the main character, and while many people thought him to be ignorant, rash, reckless and selfish (which I can totally see why they may have thought this) I found his character to be sincere, broken and almost innocent. I don’t quite know how to explain it it was like he was unmoved by the things that make people greedy and intolerant. He really was an interesting person.
Now here comes the idiotic part of my post (and I apologize but what can I say I’m a teenage girl). The guy who played McCandless in the movie, Emile Hirsch, is fine as hell. Though I do think that his appearance also made for a less realistic portrayal of the character in my opinion. Though when they compared the actual McCandless with Hirsch the similarities were uncanny.