I’ve recently read two books that were based on other works. In both cases, even though the books were okay, more than anything they left me wanting to read the original works again.
The big twist in Gemma Hardy – the homologue to the infamous twist in Jane Eyre – was disappointing. I mean, it’s not good an inconsequential thing, but it’s hardly something that warrants Gemma’s reaction. Whereas Jane’s reaction to what happens in Jane Eyre makes much more sense. I’m being deliberately vague because Oz hasn’t read Eyre yet and has somehow managed to avoid this spoiler for her entire life, and I don’t want to ruin it now.
|Here's a random picture of Michael Fassbender playing Mr. Rochester.|