I have previously expressed my dislike for book publishers to re-release a book using the actors on the cover once it becomes a movie. I still feel that way in general but in this situation, I will admit the actresses on the cover is what caught my attention. Who can pass up a book with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore on the cover?! And at the same time, same 2nd hand store, I bought the paperback book and the movie. I just had a feeling it was going to be worth it. I was right. Michael Cunningham did an amazing job of weaving together the lives of 3 different women living in three different times using Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway as the common thread. It was an enthralling journey. Even if you have not read Mrs. Dalloway, you will not miss out. It might even inspire you to go get a copy. (That's actually exactly how it happened with me.) There is so much more I would say but I am resisting... for your sake. No spoilers. You'll thank me later. Treat yourself to this beautiful, honest piece of literature. And then rent the movie. Very well done...but yes, the book is better.
Read any good books lately?
I read more than just classic novels. This is where I post about recent books I have read. Have you read the same book? Got a different opinion? Let me know! I'd love to hear about it.