Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Water For Elephants

Water for Elephants is a historical novel by Sara Gruen.  I read the book a couple of months ago. It is fantastic, i really recommend it.  Whilst reading it my imagination went into over drive, dreaming up the beautiful 1930s bias cut dresses!  The book is written through the eyes of 90 something year old Jacob.  Jacob worked in the circus in the 1930s and is now spending his last days in a nursing home.  Quite a sad angle, but did make me think there must be so many fantastic stories out there buried away in the minds of the elderly.

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds -- including the wrath of Marlena's charismatic but dangerous husband, August -- Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.

It is now a motion picture starring that vampire from Twilight, Robert Pattinson (go team werewolf!) and Reese Weathersoon.  I loved Reese in Walk the Line, she surprised me, played June Carter amazinly and had such a beautiful voice.(and didnt anoy me one bit, like she usualy does)  Directed by Francis Lawrence.  I am looking forward to watching it, i hope it doesn't let me down.

Now i want my blond hair back and to get practasing my finger waves.  Although the torso skimming bias cut dresses doent do much for my curvy frame!


  1. I'm reading the book at the moment and I really like August - as a charater - not as a person;) I'm not sure about the cast in the movie though - the twilight-boy isn't even a red head and he's not nice looking. But Christoph Waltz as August oh I clap my small hands together in excitement, he is such a wonderful actor and I'm sure he'll do a masterly job!

  2. Oh yeah i forgot Jacob was a red head! oh how they have got the casting for him all wrong!