Having finished novel #10 in my 50 Novel reading challenge I’m moving on to my next exciting read – Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants.
Briefly, the story is about an old man reminiscing on his past, more specifically the time he spent with a traveling circus during the Depression of the 1930s. Those two elements make the book an attractive read on their own, but I’ve heard so many good things about Water for Elephants. Aside from it receiving an outstanding average rating of 4.5 stars on both Amazon US (from almost 1600 reviews) and Amazon UK (from 25 reviews), this is an absolute favourite book of good friend and former Reader of the Week, Linda M Au.
It was Linda’s original recommendation that got the book on to my ’50′ list because she was raving about it so much. If that’s not endorsement enough, author Stephen King says Water for Elephants is a “colorful headlong tale of a Depression-era circus [which] can’t be beat”
With the book having just been given the ‘go ahead’ for movie adaptation, this is one book I really need to read sooner rather than later, before the ‘spoilers’ start getting around. I look forward to reading it immensely (in fact I’ve actually started). I just hope it lives up to the hype (which after only 2 chapters it appears to do). As always I’ll let you know how I get on.
Edit: My afterthoughts have now been posted