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Is anyone else watching The Lovely Bones right now?

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TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 21:44:31

God I'm finding it hard to watch. I don't remember finding the book so heavy going, but I did read it five years ago.

lawnimp Sun 24-Jul-11 21:45:05

doesn't appeal to me at all

CaveMum Sun 24-Jul-11 21:55:57

I'm watching. I understood that the book was far more harrowing and graphic?

CarrieOakey Sun 24-Jul-11 21:57:03

I am watching as I couldn't finish the book!

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 24-Jul-11 21:57:47

I was watching but have just turned it off. I read the book and found it ok. The film was harder so far.

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 21:58:11

Cavemum - I can only think that the reason the book didn't move me quite so much was because I read it during a stressful time before children! Perhaps it did move me, I do remember it being pretty harrowing but I couldn't even watch the abduction and murder, I had to turn over!

(Pleased to see I'm not the only one watching this btw!)

scurryfunge Sun 24-Jul-11 21:58:36

Book is better, though I am enjoying the film.

GeraldineAubergine Sun 24-Jul-11 21:59:08

I don't think it's a heat adaptation tbh. Mr Harvey is sinister though.

MonsterBookOfTysons Sun 24-Jul-11 21:59:08

I never read the book. I like the thoery of the story line, ut the actual film is boring and it drags on. I want to try the book to see if it is any better smile

MonsterBookOfTysons Sun 24-Jul-11 21:59:21


TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 21:59:24

Gwendoline - OK, pleased to see I wasn't a callous bitch at the time of reading the book! I was beginning to doubt my humanity!

ILovePonyo Sun 24-Jul-11 21:59:47

I'm watching and also finding it difficult, I'm another one who read the book pre-dd and now find things like this much harder going smile

GeraldineAubergine Sun 24-Jul-11 21:59:47

Heat should be great

fivegomadindorset Sun 24-Jul-11 22:00:58

No, I struggled to watch it on DVD, just thought it an awful adaptation and was dull. The book is so much better.

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:01:48

Actually Ilove - I've got a bit confused and muddled up. I did read the book during dds, I think I read it while I was bfing dd2... still they were a lot younger then....

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:03:07

I seem to remember the book being a lot more factual and less fantastical.

mumatron Sun 24-Jul-11 22:10:22

I want to say I'm enjoying it but that seems wrong to say somehow confused

Haven't read the book but I think I will.

Is the book a bit less fantasy-ish then?

mumatron Sun 24-Jul-11 22:12:21

Ah, fantastical is a much better word! blush

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:13:56

I don;t think they book was anything like this...
It's all going a bit crap actually. Why do the parents and grandmother look so ridiculously young?

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:14:15

Excuse typos blush

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:14:44

oh yes, fantastical. A great word. It trips off the tongue!

CaveMum Sun 24-Jul-11 22:15:18

I haven't read the book, I just vaguely remember Peter Jackson saying he didn't want to include the rape and murder scene in the film as a) he didn't think (rightly IMO) that anyone would want to see it and b) because he was concerned that it would be too much for the young actress to deal with.

scurryfunge Sun 24-Jul-11 22:15:30

Yes enjoying is perhaps the wrong word! Appreciating a different perspective, I think.

RandomMess Sun 24-Jul-11 22:17:05

I was very glad I had a mouse to catch at the worst point, never did I think one of the cat's living gifts could be so pleasant.

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:25:58

Cavemum - oh was there no 'scene'. I turned over when I thought it was coming...

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