An amazing book about the bond between sisters. Witches, Magic, curses, death and most of all love.Need I say more?
It was a very intriguing book but it jumped around too much and left me confused on some things. A very vulgar book for my taste and sometimes too harsh for my liking. But it did give me a more in depth look into the Owens family than the movie offered.
It's a keeper.
Beautifully written. I was always a fan of the movie, but this was so much more. For fans: The movie kept true to the spirit of this great read. It took me a bit to follow the transitions between characters. Hoffman has a dialog transgression that can easily be missed, but so well thought out when it plays together you feel as though you have become a part of this Owens family. I loved the old wives tales woven into this. The descripitions Hoffman gives of everything involved really brings you ingaged as a reader. I loved the love stories that unfolded for every character. I loved the complete emphasis on the importance of family. This book really is Practical Magic.
This is one of the very few books that have been turned into movies where I actually liked the movie better. The way magic is woven into the lives of the women almost makes it TOO commonplace. A good read nonetheless.
This wasn't too bad. I wish the movie had followed the book a little bit more. My only big gripe with this book was the way it flowed. Scenes blended in a way that made the interrupted the flow.
The book differs a little from the movie. (I saw the movie before reading the book.) I thought it was a fun, quick read.
Nothing like the movie, but it was a very good book. I would recomen that if you like the movie you should read this book.
Completely different than the movie. But in a good way. Writer sometimes a little too descriptive, and has a tendency to get off track but all in all a good read.
This is a fun, light fantasy that explores the ideas of love, life, and family with a hint of magic thrown in to spice up the proceedings. Telling the story of two young women born into a long line of witches, and their special sisterly relationship that grows through their various trials and tribulations - both natural and supernatural -, this book is easy to read and is very engaging and ethereal in its writing. The world in which the story is set is exactly like our own, but magic is treated in a drastically understated manner, which makes the references to the supernatural that much more immersive and believable. A true delight to read, the perfect book to read on the porch swing with a cup of steamy tea!
Decent book. I love the movie, wish the book was more like the movie.
Absolutely beautiful! Hoffman's prose draws you in and makes you feel you are dreaming.
thoroughly enjoyed this audio cassette (note that this ISBN is an abridgement, though I don't think the details disclose that!)
This is the book that the eponymous movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman was based on; however, as with many movie adapatations, it is extremely different than the book. The book is good, but if you are expecting a repeat of the movie, you'll be disapointed. It stands well on its own.