Release Date: March 2, 2010
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Source: Destination Download
Genre: Historical Fiction. Fantasy, Book To Movie Adaptations
Review Date: August 5, 2012
Rating: 3 bookmarks
I picked this book up for two reason. First, I saw the crazy movie trailer months ago and I was intrigued. I thought it was a crazy premise for a movie! I haven't seen the movie yet, by the way, but the trailer is below. The second reason is that after seeing the trailer, I started to see a lot of people reviewing this book. Usually the book is better than the movie, so I thought, why not. It seems like it could be good.
Was it good? Yes, it was. But for some reason it took me a really long time to read it. I believe it's probably more due the author writing style instead of the story itself. The story kept switching POVs, within the same chapter. One paragraph it's reading the story of what happened from a third person, the next paragraph we're reading an entry from Lincoln's journal (in first person), the next we are reading a letter from someone (in first person), or experiencing a dream (sometimes first person, sometimes 3rd person)! That did take a little bit to get used to.
Overall the story was entertaining and well written. This has motivated me to see the movie. It's at the $1 show now, but I'll still wait for it to show up on Netflix.
A few of my favorite quotes from the book:
“Judge us not equally, Abraham. We may all deserve hell, but some of us deserve it sooner than others”
“Without death,' he answered, 'life is meaningless. It is a story that can never be told. A song that can never be sung. For how would one finish it?”
Check out the movie trailer!