Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Movie Updates: Winter's Tale

Winter's TalePEOPLE!! I have been wanting to read Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin For.Ev.Er. And now it is going to be a gorgeous-looking movie. With Irish accents for bonus points. I love NYC, and I love magical realism. Somebody get me to the library!

New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side.
Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying. Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beseiged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature (GoodReads).
Who else wants to read this before the movie comes out? Lets do a group read!

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