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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Random Movie Babble 2/12/15

We watched Gone Girl last night. It's extremely well done and the actors did a helluva job.




I know, it's hard for me to separate movies from books. Almost 90% of the time when I see a movie after I've read the book, I'm usually disappointed. I know you can't fit in everything, so things have to be cut.


On one hand, I wished I had seen the movie first. I probably would've enjoyed it more.


On the other hand, it's also hard for me to see it through the eyes of somebody who hasn't read the book. I wonder if I'd be confused as all hell at parts if I hadn't read the book beforehand. Especially at the ending (which I think is done better in the book, although I understand why things had to be changed around a little).


I'm rambling. Bottom line, I liked the movie. It's very well done. My wife and I wished it would've been done like a mini-series on HBO or something, so they could've included so much more from the book.


It's always a book lover's dilemma. Perhaps I need to stop being so damn picky when it comes to film adaptations, but it's hard! :)