I’ve been holding off watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button because I wanted to read the book first. From what I hear the movie is really good so I'm looking forward to watch it.
Anyway I finished reading The Curious Case of Benjamin Button about two weeks back. The book carried many important themes with the central highlight being the importance of ageing naturally and how the experiences gained as we mature would define us as a person. The book also touched on the impact of being too concerned with social status and how gaining acceptance from people can influence ones action and decisions in life affecting those that you should treasure the most.
I’m not going to talk in detail about the books content seeing that it has recently revived its popularity through the latest movie release but there was one thing I found a bit odd about the book and that was the fact that Benjamin’s mother was rarely mentioned. It’s a really short book and an easy read. At times it can be funny and at times you feel really sorry for Benjamin as he tries so hard to be accepted by the people around him.
Did I like it? Well, it was okay. I’m not sure how they expanded it into a three hour movie but now that I’ve read the book I can catch the movie and see how different it is.
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