Sunday, 30 August 2009

FOUR OUT OF TEN


Didn’t think much of this. Horribly saccharine and sentimental in (large) parts, it failed to capture the grittier aspects of the novel. Wasn’t expecting much anyway; good novels to good cinema come around about this often.

4 comments:

SueG said...

I almost never stop reading a novel which I've begun to read. I have this weird notion that I owe it to the author to at least try to see it through and then decide. But I lasted something like 75 pages of this behemoth before I threw in the towel. And now it's going to be a film? Well, as they say, that's what makes horse races {as they also say...I'm not bitter :-) }

Tania Hershman said...

I liked the book, but Tom, you're right, we just saw the film and it was DREADFUL! One of the worse films I've seen. Totally lost all the darkness of the novel, the existential, thought-provoking aspects. Urgh.

TOM J VOWLER said...

I really enjoyed the book, Sue - it's the film I was giving 4/10, though not totally clear I suppose. Either way, that's one rich author; she got a $400m advance or something for second novel.

emmadarwin said...

Plus it annoys me intensely that they imported the US spelling of 'traveler'...