I just finished reading Water for Elephants about 10 hours after I started it. Though it’s a long book (400+ pages), it was a surprisingly quick read. When I first saw previews for the movie, I didn’t really know if I wanted to see it/read the book because I thought it was all about an affair, but when a friend from work was reading it and said that it was actually really good, I decided to give it a try.
I liked it! Although, there were some very graphic portions that I could have done without. It’s definitely not a book for kids/adolescents. I found out that with a recent Amazon purchase comes a complimentary ticket to the movie, so I’m excited to go see it; I just hope they at least tone down the explicit parts.