N.B.: This was originally published in 2012, but the post weren’t imported from Tumblr to WordPress like it was supposed to.
I just finished reading the book, War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. I never once thought the novel would be written from Joey’s point of view; that was very clever move the author made because it made it more “real” somehow than if it had been written from Albert’s point of view.
I saw the movie before I read the novel which (in this case) wasn’t bad at all. The movie follows the novel quite closely considering it’s hard adapting a novel to the big screen.
I’m just wondering if the German deserters (the two young boys) were made up for the movie – because they didn’t seem to appear in the book at all. I could be mistaken because the events went by quite fast in the novel compared to the movie.
Anyway this novel has become of my favorite novels of all time. It’s sweet and I like there isn’t a token romance between Albert and Emilie!
A romance would have ruind everything because in the end the story is about a boy’s love for this horse.Anyway I will highly recommend both the novel and the movie.