I simply want to read.
I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.
As always, happy reading!
2017 editI will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes, illustrated by Laura Carlin
Title: The Iron Giant
Author: Ted Hughes, illustrated by Laura Carlin
Copyright: 1968 (original), 2011 (current edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4/5 stars
Well, this was certainly a pleasant surprise. I found this loverly illustrated gift edition at my local Indie the other evening, and I'm a huge fan of the film version directed by Brad Bird that was released several years ago so I thought I'd pick this edition up. While there are some significant changes from the book to the film (instead of saving a small town from an atomic bomb as seen in the movie, the Iron Giant helps save the Earth from a large space-dragon), the message of peace is still essentially the same. I can understand why Brad Bird made the changes to the movie that he did, as I don't think this version of the story would have translated well to film, but I like the story that Ted Hughes tells just as much. Taken on their own, each version of this story is excellent.
I'd recommend this whether or not you've seen the animated version of the story. While being a little on the idealistic side, this is still a great story about peace.
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