Book Reviews of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly A Memoir of Life in Death
Author: Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jeremy Leggatt (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780307389251
ISBN-10: 0307389251
Publication Date: 11/20/2007
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was not at all what I expected after seeing the movie. The movie essentially told the story of J.D. Bauby's life, his stroke/seizure, and his life afterwards in the hospital. The book is more about his reflections on life. While some of the stories are the same, the effect is not. Both are good in their own ways, but don't expect to love the book just because you loved the movie. I was expecting more of a narrative, and it is more a series of vignettes.
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Helpful Score: 2
One man's story of perserverence and never giving up on life, although the only part of his body which he could move was one eyelid. He dictated this story, letter by letter, by blinking.
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Helpful Score: 1
True story that will touch your heart. Stick in your mind and make you want to fight for the things in life worth hanging onto no matter how painful life can get. Great read.
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If you enjoyed "Tuesdays with Mori" I think you would enjoy this book.
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Thought-provoking read will make you laugh and cry.