Thursday, 16 May 2013

Water For Elephants


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


I had seen some reviews of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and decided to read it despite the setting not being my usual thing.  And I am so glad.  This book grabbed me and absorbed me right from the get go.

The writing is fantastic and the plotting superb.  I am not going to tell you much about the book because I think the best thing is just to dive into it without expectations.  Best book I have read in yonks!


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9 comments:

  1. I enjoyed that book. Did you see the movie? It was very good as well.

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  2. This was a selection one month for a book club I belong to. I didn't think I'd like it, but I thought I should at least read the first chapter, so I could say that I'd tried it. Well, that first chapter just grabbed me - and I ended up reading all afternoon & into the night - and finishing it that day.

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  3. I didnt love this book as much as Id hoped I would. Maybe I was put off by the animal cruelty Im not sure :(

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  4. Thought this rang a bell and E. Parker confirmed it had been made into a movie.

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  5. I've been wanting to read that, so Need to pick it up!

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  6. I reviewed Water for Elephants last year, and had the same reaction, so glad I went for abook outside my normal genre. Thanks for sharing with Cozy Book Hop!

    Marissa
    http://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

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  7. I just read Lisa May's comment. We read it in our book club, too, and I thought I would like it but ended up not enjoying it at all. See my review here.

    Marianne from Let's Read

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  8. What a GREAT book! I love the topic (I've done some circus arts myself in the past) so I knew I would enjoy the book, but I did not plan on loving it as much as I did. Parts of it have stuck with me long after I finished it!

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  9. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I fell for Jacob and all the animals in the book. It kept me up late many many nights in a row. Water now for me ranks as one of my favorite books. The plot progresses nicely and you feel for all the characters in the story. You will think about this book long after you have finished it.

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