The Book Savages by Don Winslow is superbly brilliant.
I had a very hard time putting it down.
I have seen the movie previews for the Movie Savages by Oliver Stone,
and after reading Winslow's incredible book, all I can say is,
I can not wait to see how the movie turned out.
Everyone who sees the movie, would do themselves an incredible favor
by reading the book first.
I have watched all of the trailers for the movie online, via Hulu and Youtube,
and a couple other random sites.
And every single character seems to me, to have been cast perfectly for each
I can not wait to see the movie.
They were all characters I could relate to, and reading the book was like sharing
an experience with someone who secretly has peered into a world that I have
seem glimpses of myself, but have never really been able to talk to anyone about.
I love, love, love the book. Don Winslow is a brilliant writer.
I can not wait to see the characters brought to life on screen.
And I can not reiterate enough, how beautifully casted the main characters appear
to be based on the careful development of the characters in the book.
I think if you didn't "understand" the movie, or if you had "trouble" connecting with or
caring about the characters, and you were "incapable" of appreciating this movie,
you definately should give the book a try. But part of me thinks, unless there is a part of
you that has lived as a savage, you might not ever be able to truely appreciate either
of these beautiful linguistic and screen works of art. And that's okay, because I'm pretty
sure all of "us" savages out here, get it. We get it. And it was perfectly written.
I especially am disappointed in the critics who claim Blake Lively's character / performance
was lacking in depth. Sometimes a character's depth comes from things that you are supposed
to observe about them, from their past, from the things you are supposed to intrinsically understand
about their circumstances. Read the book people. Then maybe you will go, O!
Thoughtfully - AmiLyn ( AmiLynCam@gmail.com )