Monday, September 5, 2016

The Light Between Oceans



I read the book The Light Between Oceans a year ago (coincidently every book in that post became a movie, I must have good taste in books lol) and it's still in the top 10 books on Amazon. I watched the movie this weekend and it was fantastic and true to the book, it really did it justice at a 2:13 hr length. It's starting Alicia Vikander, a Swedish actress whom I loved in the movie The Danish Girl. The movie had me in tears. The story takes place after World War I in a remote part of Australia. Tom Sherbourne  takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on the isolated island of Janus Rock. He marries Isabel and she has a number of miscarriages on the island.  Then one day a baby washes ashore on a rowboat and they decide to keep her claiming she is theirs. It's a beautiful period romance full of plot twists. I think this movie has a pretty good chance of winning an Oscar. The two main characters are now dating in real life. Have you seen the movie, what did you think of it?

Speaking of light, this weekend I watched the sunset with my mother and this was the view from her home. As Hurricane Hermine brushed the area, its clouds put on an amazing show in the sky! I've never seen such a gorgeous sunset with clouds like this before!


4 comments:

  1. Oh man, a movie already? Crap! This book is in my TBR pile so I guess I had better get to reading it before this comes out! lol

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  2. Yeah, the movie didnt take long at all, hah. I was at the movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview for this one, i'd love to see it but i think i want to read the book first.

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  3. I saw the preview and it looked pretty interesting, I for sure want to read the book first!

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  4. I've been wanting to read this book! Glad to hear another person recommend it : )

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