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No, watching the movie does not save time.

I have always been astounded that the siblinghood of voracious readers does not include every human on the earth. And some dogs.
And I cannot fathom how to make people understand that I don’t read just for the story. I introduced a friend of mine (who hates reading, btw) to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. That book, I’ve read probably a billion times by now, and I can almost recite it loud by heart. This pitiful friend looked up the story on Wikipedia, and then told me that was that.
I swear, I felt like crying. You cannot do this to Jane Austen. That woman is an ocean of sarcasm, irony, wit and humour. You cannot just disregard the joys of language, and assume that if you know that Elizabeth Bennet finally does marry Mr. Darcy, that is the total amount of joy you’re going to get out of the book. These people don’t know what they’re missing.
I’m still licking my wounds. I console myself with thinking that there are others who understand what I’m going through.

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Appreciator of all things beautiful. Procrastinator At Large. Lover of animals. 23. Simultaneously too young and too old for her age.

5 thoughts on “No, watching the movie does not save time.

  1. I’ve been there. You share your enthusiasm about a particular book with a friend, and get a polite smile and a totally disinterested “That’s nice…” Arrgghh! You’re not alone. Keep fighting the good fight! : )

  2. I totally agree with you on this. What is the point of watching a movie when you get to read the book? 😉 Plus they make crap movies for classics anyway. Eg. Pride and Prejudice(2005).
    Found you on twitter, btw, so I’m just casually stalking your blog now.. 🙂

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