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Posted March 19, 2009
After watching the movie, I was completely enthralled by the storyline. I decided to read the books just a few days after. I have to admit, the plot was completely original and I would've never have thought of it, but I couldn't see how they fit such a small book into such a long movie. I realized how much of their own imput was added and I was a bit dissapointing. It was a little dissapointing because the style of writing wasn't personal with the characters, but this story is such a wonderful fairy-tale like story. The story is a little vague to me, but overall, it's one of few stories that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
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Posted November 30, 2007
Here's a man who was born with a mark against him and managed to grow up when everything and everyone seems to be against him. He managed to get married, raise a child and have a complete life, quality of his life is another issue. When one thought everything seemed to be going well for him, he started to revert to nothingness.
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Posted December 27, 2008
The story is about a boy named Benjamin Button who ages' backwards.<BR/>When Mr.Button goes to pick up his kid he notices something weird; his son is really old. Benjamin has to dye his hair to look like he IS s son Mr. Button. When he goes to apply to Yale he forgot to put on his dye and he was called a lunetic. He finally got married but while his wife is aging he is getting younger. He leaves here and goes to Harvard but in the senior year he looks like he is 16 and forgets most of his life. <BR/>Benjamin is spending the rest of his life forgetting everything. Forgetting the memories, forgetting sound, forgetting his wife are son, forgetting how to speak, forgetting people and who they are. This is a sad story. Don't feel like i'm ruining the story for you. There is not much to the story. The story is not long at all it's considered a short story and depending your age you could probably finish it in 15-30 minutes.
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Posted September 5, 2012
I really enjoyed reading this book. About half way through I was so eager to see the movie since the book was soo good. If you like the book dont see the movie. The movie has the same concept as the book but is very different.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 15, 2012
This is an excellent work. While this is posted as a book review and
the edition I used was a single story book, the truth is this is in
actuality a short story. It definitely rates 5 out of 5 stars. I
picked this edition up sometime around the time the film was being
released. The book got mixed in box of other books during my last
military move and sat unread until its recent rediscovery today. Since
Fitzgerald was known more for his realism, I was surprised when I first
heard about this story and its science fiction leanings. Furthermore, I
was skeptical. I wondered if a realist could do justice to a scifi
story. Fitzgerald did a wonderful job with the subject and the story.
The good: The story flows with very few disconnects. Fitzgerald did a
masterful job of telling the story of a man whose life is lived in
reverse. The bad: The story is set up in 11 mini-chapters. For a
story of only 52 pages, this was a little unnecessary. Overall, it is a
very well written story.
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Posted July 4, 2011
This book was extremely too short; on my reader it showed 23 pages. However, this was a really good read. If you saw the movie then you already know what this book is about. I dont know how Fitzgerald did it in so few words but he captured Benjamins life superbly, he left the reader feeling fulfilled yet yearning for more. Highly recommended!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted January 8, 2011
I saw the movie first, and I was interested to read to the book. I was shocked that the book was so short since the movie was so long. The book and movie are quite different although the general concept is the same. I think I like the book more than the movie now. I highly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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