Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reviews: Jane Eyre & The curious incident


I rarely go to the movies, I am one of those "wait till it comes out on dvd" people, but whenever I do go I really enjoy it, especially if mint choctops are involved.
My friend invited me to see Jane Eyre with her and I jumped at the chance. The reason being I had no idea what Jane Eyre was about. I know so ignorant but my eyes have now been opened.
I literally sat on the edge of my seat the whole two and a half hours, I was enchanted by the story completely absorbed. It is one of the best movies I have seen for a long time. Oh and move over Mr Darcy, I now have a new boyfriend, Mr Rochester is a dreamboat.
  But don't just take it from me, my friend is a die hard Jane Eyre fan and she said that it was wonderful and better then she expected.
Have you seen it? What are your thoughts?


Our book club choice for August was 'The Curious incident of the dog in the night time' by Mark Haddon. It is a quick read and an easy read. The book is written from the perspective of 15 year old Christopher who admits to having "behavioural problems". From reading the book it is assumed that Christoper has Aspergers or a similar behavioural disorder.
I really enjoyed the story and you cant help but love Christopher and want to go along with him on his journey to find out who killed his neighbours dog. I found some parts of the book repetitive and  unnecessary but overall enjoyed this story and recommend it for a lazy weekend read.

22 comments:

  1. The Curious Incident sounds really interesting!

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  2. i really need to read the curious incident of the dog in the night time :) x

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  3. I'm really looking forward to Jane Eyre, it's one of my absolute favourites, and I agree about Mr Rochester!

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  4. I loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. It's been a few years now since I read it.

    I also luuuuurve Jane Eyre. Haven't seen the newest version yet, but I loved the BBC one a few years back. I'll have to add this to my must-see movie list!

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  5. I've been wanting to read that for a while! My "to read" list is ever growing; I just need to lock myself in my house for a couple weeks and do nothing but read. I wonder if my work would go for that ;)

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  6. thing is while i'd love to see the new Jane Eyre, the BBC version blew me over. Hmm its hard when you love a book so much to see a film version x

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  7. oh i am reading jane eyre right now and you are right it is so good! glad i have a movie version to look forward to next!

    i loved the curious incident of the dog in the night and even more so when i started working with people with intellectual disabilities. very clever!

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  8. I love The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, it's such an amazing book!

    Thank you for your lovely comment, I'll be posting a tutorial tomorrow if you want to have a look!

    Pip x

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  9. i reallyy dont know what jane eyre is but it looks fun haha!

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  10. I really want to see Jane Ere, and oh my, what a coincidence I just bought that book today, I'm really looking forward to reading it!
    xx

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  11. I hope to see that movie in the future too. I've never read much about Jane Eyre, sad really. I think I should read up about her first before I see the movie. I think people's real story are so much more interesting then the drama of a movie.

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  12. I am of the same inkling with going to the cinema and often wait for the DVD but just as you say I always enjoy the whole experience when I do go!
    xx

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  13. I loved the curious incident ... although I definitely agree there were some repetitive parts :)

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  14. I will have to read that book. It sounds really interesting.

    As for Jane Eyre I want to see the movie. I've just recently read the book and knew the movie was coming so I will definitely have to check it out now.

    P.S. Thanks for entering my giveaway. x

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  15. Great! Nice blog.:)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  16. I haven't seen Jane Eyre but it has been on my list, thanks for reminding me!

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