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review 2015-12-13 20:20
Crimson Peak: Official Movie Novelization
Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization - Nancy Holder

Movie novelizations are often more miss than hit with me, but every once in awhile, you come across one that enhances the movie it is based on.

 

This is one of those times. I absolutely loved this book.

 

The writing had a very lovely, Gothic feel to it, and the use of multiple POV's also pleased me.  

 

The movie is so visually stunning, and just...ugh, so beautiful, and the novelization only adds to it by expanding on things that were hinted at or implied in the movie. It makes for a very rich story indeed.  I'm especially glad it confirmed my thoughts on Sir Thomas' thoughts/motivations, especially by the end of the movie/book. I'd been afraid I'd been letting my love for Tom Hiddleston cloud my judgement.

 

Anyway, if you loved the movie, then you should enjoy the book. If you've not seen the movie, but are a fan of Gothic romances, I'd say, you might want to give this book a try.

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text 2015-11-29 20:07
Reading progress update: I've read 167 out of 320 pages.
Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization - Nancy Holder
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text 2015-11-28 21:05
Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 320 pages.
Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization - Nancy Holder

Probably should have waited until closer to time for the movie to come out on dvd before beginning this. I want to rewatch the movie so badly.

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text 2015-10-31 23:21
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 320 pages.
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review 2015-10-29 19:12
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization - Nancy Holder

Recently I enjoyed the movie Crimson Peak at my local cinema and I liked it, predictable and unoriginal as this movie may be. After reading the novel I have to say that it is a nice addition to the movie and it captures the feel of the movie very well.

 

The novel gives you more of an insight into the characters, their thoughts and feelings and even a secondary character, which hasn´t been more than a plot device in the movie, gets a background story, which I enjoyed a lot.The Sharpe siblings family history gets fleshed out too. I´m very pleased with the outcome of this, being the main reason for me reading this novel . 

There was a certain point of view that bugged me a lot, because it took a lot of tension out of the narrative. And I didn´t like the main character Edith in the novel, her being to needy, whiny and stupid throughout the book. In the movie she is a little bit more of a kick-ass-heroine than a "damsell in distress" and she has been somewhat annoying throughout the book.

 

Based on my gut feeling towards the book I´m only recommending this novel as an addition to the movie. I´m not quite sure how Crimson Peak would succeed as a stand alone novel. Maybe it isn´t supposed to be seen as one, being the novelization of the movie.

I would definitely recommend to watch the movie before reading the novel. There is one gory scene which everyone, who consideres to watch the movie, should experience unspoiled and I would prefer the movie over the novel any other time simply because it is visually stunning and a feast for the eye. The book was a pretty decent read, the movie however left more of an impression on me.

 

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