Thursday, August 9, 2012

HELP! To read or not to read. That is the question.

I missed Cloud Atlas when it came out in 2004. And in the  years since it never made it onto my TBR pile. Probably because sci fi is not huge on my list of interests. But now the movie adaptation is about to hit the big screen. The film version, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Susan Sarandon hits the big screen on October 26. Maybe you've seen the 5 minute trailer. Maybe you've read the 544 page book.
My question is should I read the book before I see the movie? HELP I really need your advice.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, I didn't know a movie version was coming. I'll look forward to seeing it. As I said on the WWW comment, I really enjoyed Cloud Atlas, it was a very worthwhile read, but challenging at times. I don't know that I'd call it scifi though, is the movie scifi? It's more literary fiction. I remember each section being quite different, but as I said I read it a few years ago and my memories are a bit hazy.

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    1. Based on your recommendation, I will give it another go. I'm not sure why but imdb.com has the movie listed as sci fi, drama and mystery. From what I've read so far and what little I know about it, it sounds like your description is far more apt. If I've copied it correctly, here's a link to the trailer :)
      http://youtu.be/hWnAqFyaQ5s

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