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Eat, Pray, Love

Has anyone read 'Eat, Pray Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert? Or seen the film?

Eat Pray Love

I am wading my way through this but it seems to be taking forever to read and I simply cannot understand how this book was chosen to be made in to a film above so many brilliant others. I haven't seen the film and am completely unable to see how it would work! I have read about four other books whilst trying to finish this one and am getting very bored with it. Perhaps I'll just read the last chapter to find out what happens and give up, as I know that there will be a lot more navel gazing to get through before whatever happens happens! Rolling Eyes

Has anyone else read it or seen the film and can tell me I'm missing the point?? Very Happy

Posted at 20th Feb 2013 - 09:02AM   Posted by CalicoKate   Eat, Pray, Love Comments: 8

Westerwitch's Avatar I haven't read the book, not sure I will now . . . but I have seen the film more than once - I found the film to be wonderful and very deep - both kids have seen it as well and also loved it . . . some life changing thoughts and words . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Feb 2013 at 09:27AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Interesting. There is a lot of 'thoughts' in the book but I'm not sure they would change anyone elses life bar her own. Perhaps I am just coming to it at the wrong time in my life?

Posted by: CalicoKate on 20th Feb 2013 at 10:03AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I decided some time ago to stop reading any book that required 'wading'. There are far too many good books to waste time on any that require too much effort.

Not seen the film - what's it about?

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 20th Feb 2013 at 10:05AM

Ivy's Avatar Rosy .: like you wading is not for me , at least not in novels. I am reading a very interesting biography at the moment (Pastor,Martyr,Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas) about Dietrich Bonhoeffer that requires some wading but at least its not made up problems... Kate I haven't read the book nor seen the film, so no help on that front, I am sorry.

Posted by: Ivy on 20th Feb 2013 at 10:10AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Aw it is such a shame - I agree re not wading. The film is brilliant and both kids adored it and it got one of them through a very difficult time . . . maybe give up the book and watch the film instead Surprised

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Feb 2013 at 10:16AM

Faith's Avatar The reviews on Amazon are interesting. Many of the readers feel like you CK. I havent read it, so can't comment.

Posted by: Faith on 20th Feb 2013 at 04:57PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Might try the film if I see it but I think I might give up on the book. I rarely give up on books but it just isn't appealing.
I have a bit of a fix on murder mystery dramas a the minute!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 20th Feb 2013 at 06:38PM

Lily's Avatar Intriguing. I haven't read the book but feel I would now like to see the film.

Posted by: Lily on 21st Feb 2013 at 08:35AM

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