a semi-review: I Capture the Castle

Monday, June 6, 2011

I adore this book! There's seriously nothing I can say that I do not like about it, and so this review may just come off as a very biased one. It's just one of those stories, filled with colorful characters and eloquent writing, that makes me feel... simply put... happy! It gives me that feeling like I just spent the entire day lounging around in a cute summer dress, on a wide open field, on a glorious Summer day. It's as lovely as a Jane Austen novel, and reminds me a bit of Jane Eyre as well.

So if you are a lover of the Classics, read this. Read it for the characters that you would want to get to know in real life, for their development, for the plot, or maybe for the beautiful, descriptive passages and quotes. Read it to remind yourself why you like reading in the first place.

Don't read it if you are not a fan of the Classics. If you just were never into the usual pace or the usual tone the genre sets on most of the time. But try it nonetheless; because I think whether you like I Capture the Castle or not, you'd still appreciate it in one way or another.

15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you love it! This is one of my all time favorites. Don't you just adore Cassandra?

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  2. I'm a fan of the classics but I've not read this book. I'm going to add it to my TBR pile. :D

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  3. I reallly must. I've had it on my list for ever. Have you see the film?

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  4. I love classics so I'm definitely in :) Will keep an eye out for it.

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  5. This book has been on my shelf forever and a day. Every year I plan to read it, and somehow I still haven't gotten around to it.

    I really need to change that.

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  6. Laura - She is awesome. I want to be her!

    Marcie - Yes I recommend it!

    Juju - I have seen it. I thought it was good, but definitely not as charming as the book itself :)

    Teacher/Learner, Delphyne - I highly recommend it! I think you will like it based on the books you read :)

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  7. I really tried to read this a long time ago. For me it was just to boring but I would like to try again...:) I watched the movie does that count and it was pretty good!!

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  8. I've seen the movie but haven't read the book. Maybe I will one day.

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  9. Did I tell you I also love the movie?

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  10. glad you liked it that much. I hadnt heard of this one before but I do enjoy the classics.

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  11. I read this one last year for the first time and it quickly became one of my all-time favorites!

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  12. Tina - It's not for everyone. The pace isn't as fast like I usually like them to be, but it was just so charming I didn't mind! :)

    Jenny - Did you like the movie?

    BookQuoter - I saw the movie just recently. I thought it was okay!

    naida - You might like it, I think.

    Melissa - It might be a favorite this year for me too!

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