Friday, March 9, 2007

Peter Pan

I know the plot. I've seen almost all of the movies made about the book. Until last week, I had yet to read the actual book by J.M. Barrie. I was motivated to read the original once I checked out the sequel from the library. I felt a little like a cheat starting that book if I hadn't really read the first one. I was surprised to find out that between all of the Peter Pan movies out there (Disney's--which was released this week on DVD, Hook, Peter Pan, and even Finding Neverland) I had an excellent grasp of everything that was in the book. However, I was pleasantly surprised to fall in love with the language of the book. This may have something to do with the fact that I imagine Johnny Depp writing this book and not the actual Sir Barrie. But I digress...the writing is superb and I don't think I would have enjoyed this book as much had I read it as a child or teen.

I'm now looking forward to reading the authorized sequel. Review to come soon!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I had never even thought to read Peter Pan, having seen all those movies as well. I may just have to read the book now.