Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Learn more Learn more Shop Kindle Learn More Pre-order now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 27 December 2012
After watching Tom Ford's beautifully screened adaptation, I had high expectations that Isherwood's novel would have carried through this beauty through to paper. Boy, was I not disappointed! Although the language may seem difficult for younger readers, the wonderful interpretation of George's emotions and his battle with grief and lost love compensates for this difficulty.

The only thing that bothered me was that, as the story progressed, I noticed many differences between this and the film. A major one being George's memoirs with Jim. Yes, Isherwood wanted his character to be able to move on to a certain extent. However, Ford's adaptation of this that previously showed moments close to you needing your tissues horribly seem false compared to what Isherwood wrote.

Overall, a beautifully written book. I've used the word 'beautiful' maybe too many times now but I can't help it. It is beauty written in words. Like a poem. Because of its language, I'd recommend it to adults wanting a romantic indulge into telling of events that can be related with everyone.

Don't let George's love for a man stop you from reading this beautiful, severely underrated book!
|0Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

4.4 out of 5 stars