Hello and happy Wednesday.
It’s crazy to think that during the first two months of 2017 I didn’t listen to any audiobooks, but I guess that’s because I only had like one or two to read. Recently, I restocked on them, so that I can go back to my routine of listening to them while I get ready in the mornings.
I’m still adjusting to this new blog, but I’ve been loving everything about it so far, and I think it’s a cool idea for you to read about other things I’m passionate about, not just books. As part of that change, I’ve decided that I’m not going to continue with the themes for each month I’d had since last year. That’s a fun way to discover new reads, but I feel that my TBR is growing larger everyday and that having such specific options to read is not helping me advance. I’d rather just read without a theme and review, like I’d done on previous years.
Now, after the longest introduction ever, let me talk to you about the Audible version of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I’ll start by shamelessly admitting that I watched the movie before reading the book, and I actually found out there was a book after I’d watched the movie. Yes, I haven’t read every single piece of literature written in the 20th century or before that; I didn’t study literature and I’ve always hated reading fiction for academic purposes.
That being said, I’ve come across with a few of Fitzgerald’s pieces and I’ve liked them. The language he uses is simple, and the plots of his stories are rather superficial, so I enjoy them. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is super short, so in a matter of two mornings I was done with the audiobook. The narrator talked like he’d lived in the time when the story took place, and overall I was entertained.
Now, I’m not a literature snob, at least not when it comes to 20th century authors (maybe I’m a YA snob), so I can’t really understand why some people didn’t like this story. I don’t know if it has to do with the fact that it seems sort of incomplete when compared to the movie, or maybe it’s just that it’s so short, it doesn’t really explore any situations in-depth.
In my case, I wasn’t bothered by the fact that the story was so different to the book, I think the main idea of the book was taken and exploited, especially Benjamin’s love life. I wouldn’t say that the movie was better, I’d just say it was different.
Love, Miss Camila