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Subject: ??'s for those who read The Lovely Bones and saw the movie
Date Posted: 10/7/2010 2:21 PM ET
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Ok, so I read "The Lovely Bones" last month and finally saw the movie (that is a rule in our house, movie adaptions of books, the book has to be read first,LOL)

Anyway, I had a question for those who have a better memory than me on this one point. In the movie version, they showed and or indicated that Holly was a victim of Mr. Harvey. I don't remember that from the book. Can anyone support or debunk this for me? I don't have the book anymore, so I can't go back and look at it, and goggle isn't helping me frown

I will say that I liked the book better, although it wasn't my favorite book to read. And I was thankful that the movie kind of dumbed down the whole Susie/Ruth body switch thing. Ugh, don't even get me started on that point.

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 10/7/2010 9:06 PM ET
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I read the book many years ago, and after seeing the movie I thought I needed to reread it, I could tell there were differences I just couldn't put my finger on it - so I can't help much.  I do remember the Holly thing in the movie but I can't say about that in the book.  And I had forgotten the Susie/Ruth switch in the book until you said it.  I hope someone can answer - now you have me wondering.

Date Posted: 10/23/2010 4:23 AM ET
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I found some comparisons:

http://culturemagazine.ca/cinema/book_vs_film_the_lovely_bones.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100508202653AAKz5tj

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2578207/book_and_movie_review_the_lovely_bones.html

 

Not sure if they will answer all of your questions, but they answered some of mine. It's been too long since I read the book to do my own compare and contrast. I'll eventually re-read the book, but have no desire to do so anytime soon.

The movie was such a let down; I liked the book, though.

Date Posted: 10/25/2010 10:32 AM ET
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Thanks, those really helped!  Does make me want to read it again, and I have already read it 2x, which I never do!