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bookowlie wrote:I think this book would make a great movie or TV mini-series. However, I think it would be too busy if the movie had Molly's home life in detail. It would be better if she was just a girl that helped Vivian, so there could be a way to have flashbacks to Vivian's childhood.
I completely agree! While I did appreciate both story lines, I was definitely more drawn to Vivian's (but then, I am a huge fan of historical fiction to begin with...). I think a movie/mini-series would be cool, especially if Molly was initially pegged as more of a volunteer/helper and then we learned just a bit about her situation as Vivian's story unfolded, more as a comparison to Vivian's experiences than any true focus on Molly's life. That way we'd have more sympathy for Molly without getting bogged down in her home life, and Vivian could be the main focus.
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hsimone wrote:Before I mentioned that I liked Vivian's storyline better, which is still the case. However, I will say that I wasn't a fan of how rushed it all felt towards the end of her younger years. Maybe it was meant to be that way, but I would've liked it to be slowed down a bit.
Her younger years were a bit rushed. I also found the ending a bit rushed and abrupt. I felt like it needed just a little more at the end, when Vivian met her daughter.
Vivian's story was compelling and dramatic, but as a character she wasn't very personable - maybe she just has a level of grace and composure I can't measure up to, but it seemed like no matter what happened, beautiful or devastating, she always kept the same pace...
Did anyone else find her composure hard to relate to?