Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

This week I read:

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This may be one of those rare cases where I like the movie better than the book. To be fair, they were very different, and I did enjoy the book, it just wasn’t what I was expecting – because of the movie. It kept my attention and I had to keep reading to see what happened next, and all the basic plot points from the movie were there. Ultimately, I think that the movie left me with more of a feel good, hopeful note, which I missed in the book, but it was still a good read.
I’m not entirely sure what to say about this one. The narrative alternates between the fight for survival after a plane crash, and the fight for survival after the rescue. On the one hand, I couldn’t put it down. I liked the author’s writing, the plot, and the scenes out in the wilderness. That said, there were some rather large, unexplained jumps in the plot, the MC’s after rescue internal strife made me scratch my head at times, and some of it just didn’t make sense. I really enjoyed it, but although it was traditionally published and edited, it needs a good developmental edit to fix the holes and inconsistencies. 

I just started:

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2 thoughts on “Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

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  1. Yes, Alice Hoffman’s books do tend to be deep and a bit on the dark side…but I love the ones I’ve read! I haven’t read “Practical Magic” or seen the movie; I’ll read the book first. I did read “The Rules of Magic,” which is a prequel and shows us the aunts as children/young adults. It was excellent. If you haven’t read it yet, please do!

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