Tuesday, August 09, 2011

'Water For Elephant's' Book Review

(Taken from Amazon)

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell.

A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

Title: Water for Elephants
Author: Sarah Gruen
Copyright Date:
Type of Book: Fiction
General Subject Matter: Historical Novel
Pages: 350
ISBN: 978-1-56512-560-5
Price: $13.95 (paper new) or $4.00 (used from Amazon)
Theme: Circus life during the depression, testing of a man's moral compass, self worth, metal illnesses, acting on emotions, illusion vs. reality, and love triangles.

Short Book Review
This book wasn't on my summer must read list, but when I was walking downtown Apex passing a used book store I saw it in the window. I had heard the movie was great and the book was also listed as one of the New York Times Best Seller's. I figured I couldn't go wrong! I was right! This was really a great read and I loved every page of it. If you need a good book to read I would highly recommend it.

I have yet to see the movie 'Water For Elephant's' starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. However, I anticipate its release sometime late this summer 2011.

Movie Poster

1 comment:

  1. Did you eat the last page of the book when you were finished??? hahahah.....please refer to my latest post and you will understand! ;-)


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