Monday, July 31, 2006

Bridges of Madison County

I haven't read a book in one sitting for a long long time. I like to take my time while reading books pausing every few pages and thinking over what I read till then. This is the same whether the book is fiction or non-fiction, but the pausing time is usually greater for non-fiction books, understandbly. Today I went to Minneapolis Central Library and while browsing the shelves I saw the book, "Bridges of Madison County". I had seen the movie earlier and had liked it very much, especially towards the ending scenes. I am a huge fan of Clint Eastwood and I like all his movies, so me liking this movie was no surprise. I had heard that this movie was a special case where the movie out-did the book, which usually doesnt happen.
I took the book from the shelf and read the first few pages and I got interested. I just sat down on the floor and continued reading it. Soon I reached 50 pages and I thought I should read the book fully and so I found a comfortable chair and read the whole book in one sitting. Many a times my eyes filled with tears (it is not surprising anyway, I am a typical cancerian - emotional and sensitive).
I finished the book just before the library closed and sat there for atleast 10 minutes pondering over the greatest love story I ever read. Contrary to popular opinion I think that, in this case also, the movie didnt reach to upto the beauty of the book. I really cant figure out what made me read a book whose story I knew fully (as I had seen the movie), yet move me so deeply. Whatever the reason I am glad that I read the book. Try it, I am sure you would too...

P.S. I wrote this as a reader review for amazon.com, then thought of publishing it as a blog entry too. I think I am running out of topics to blog about, lol.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anna said...

I have been trying to get a copy of that book for some time. Let me see if I get lucky during the next library visit

7/31/2006 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger PC said...

Oh you do that Anna, am sure you would like the book...

8/01/2006 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pc

now we have to tolerate your book reviews also....my god!

mc

11/02/2006 05:04:00 PM  

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