Wednesday, 3 June 2015
It is usually the case that the book is always better than the movie, but having read the book, I can only hope that the movie is better than the publication. J.M. Falkner was certainly no historian, nor was he a researcher & he obviously knew very little about the 18th century. Common sense could have guided him to produce a better book, but obviously he lacks common sense as well. Even if this was written as a children's book, I really think that it should be the writer's duty to write a sensible story with historical facts.
I do not recommend this book, & only hope that I can later recommend the movie. This is one time when straying from the book story may actually improve the movie.