Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

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Rating: 2/5 stars.

Great setting – loved the American circus atmosphere carried through the novel. I didn’t feel for the characters though, and thus didn’t enjoy the story. The plot seemed forced at points, almost verging on melodrama – maybe that was the characters’ fault,  still, I was left disappointed by this one.

I read this in September of 2009 and wrote a whopping review of it, but changed it to this little summary of my thoughts. I haven’t watched the movie yet but I’ve only heard good things about it from my friends – what do you guys think of the book compared to the movie? Is one better than the other? Maybe I’ll buy the DVD when it comes out.



Filed under 2 stars, Book Reviews, Books

2 responses to “Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

  1. lianamerlo

    Rats, I bought this book a couple months ago, haven’t read it yet, but now I’ll put it off even longer knowing you only gave it a 2/5….

    • Well, I’m in the minority when it comes to this one – I literally have no friends in real life who didn’t like it, and very few fellow bloggers who disliked it. Tell me what you think once you get to it! (:

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