Hello, my darling babes!
It’s August and this month will be another special one! Apart from my regular TMP and T5T posts, I will only be posting book vs. movie reviews.
We kick it off with some thoughts on Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and the 1998 adaptation. Leave me a comment and tell me what you prefer – book or movie!
The sisters Sally and Gillian couldn’t be more different. However, they have one thing in common: bad lack in terms of love. That’s something they inherited from her ancestors, who were – just like the two women – witches…
Book vs. Movie:
So, I did a review on the book Practical Magic a while ago. If you read that, you’ll know how much I hated the book. The prequel Rules of Magic was adorable and I was excited to pick up Practical Magic. Total fail.
First of all, there was barely any magic in the book. You can’t hand me a novel about witches titled Practical Magic and not do any magic!
Furthermore, the characters were constantly bitching and complaining about everything which got rather tiresome.
What irritated me most, however, is the take Hoffman had on love and sex. The many irritating sex scenes don’t tie in with the overall vibe of the book. Apart from that, we get a stalker who is portrayed to be adorably romantic and a good guy who is exactly that because he only fantasizes about raping somebody but doesn’t go through with it.
You might understand why the book left me rather underwhelmed. So let’s take a look at the adaptation. Maybe we have more luck with that one.Continue reading