I finished our last book club book for 2010!!! YAY!! This means I am only one book away from completing my 2010 Reading List! YAY!!
I just finished reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen which has been reviewed as an awesome book.
Well the reviews are wrong I am sad to say, or at least in my opinion. I know a few people who absolutely loved this book. I HATED IT! Even at the end there was not one thing I could say I liked about it. I was actually really upset over not liking this book because even before our Book Club began it was on my list of must reads!
Sadly I didn't like any of the characters and I just can't get my head around the circus lifestyle. I absolutely hated how the animals were treated. I was extremely put off by the amount of "sexual" content in the book, the descriptions and some of the scenes were completely un-necessary. While I'm sure her book is written based on facts (she says most of it is in an interview that was included at the end) I was totally put off. I was not expecting some of the gruesome details included or the way she describes a few scenes that I felt could have been left out entirely.
Overall I give this book an F. I actually regret reading it and that just sucks! I was so looking forward to this book and to the movie they will be coming out with eventually but now I know for a fact that I won't be seeing the movie. Hopefully I'm not alone on this because most people I know really enjoyed it. :-(