It is 1962, and Elisa Espositomute her whole life, orphaned as a childis struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimores Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesnt know how shed make it through the day.Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Centers most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotionsand Elisa cant keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisas sole reason to live.But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming....
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The Shape of Water Reviews
What a weird, magical, romantic movie! The colors (green and red) reminded me a lot of the french movie Amélie, but it's much less innocent. I thought that Eliza Esposito would be a Mexican who met the monster as a kid, and he marked her to know her later, and by the end she will be like him an Amphibian, and her voice would return to her... that didn't happen though, I guess my imagination is even wilder than the movie.
I was beyond excited for this. Ever since I saw the trailer. I haven’t seen the film which only made me more curious for it. Pan’s Labrynth and Pacific Rim are two of my all-time favorite films. I love them with all my heart and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen them. This looked to be similar and it was, the Guillermo Del Toro visual aesthetic was leaping off the page, the imagery was vivid in my mind, its sharpness boosted by the trailer. Strangely though, you don’t see the acto...more
This movie was STUNNING. I can see clearly the three places the producers could have changed the scene to make the rating PG13 instead of R... and I'm so glad they didn't. The little bit of grit adds an edginess that made the narrative real and emotionally gripping. I'm not just saying this because of what I write: this is a must-see!
congratulations on the oscars! 👏🏼🎉💧🏆
Buddy read with the Wednesday Group of BB&B
I really didn't expect to like this book. I struggled a lot in the beginning to keep going because I couldn't connect with the Elise. The writing also didn't help as it's too slow paced and somehow languid like the current of the Amazon itself. By the end I still felt disconnected from this world but yet the story resonated with a part of me that knows that despite it being fiction The Shape of Water depicts the world truthfully. It shows the worst ...more
At first few pages I was doubtful, feeling that this might be a plain, self aware novelization of a powerfully beautiful film.
But I was wrong, the book filled each of the character’s lives with details and more. So what we end up with is the full panorama shot of the way that all of the characters’ lives intersect and vibrate with each other and within the world. The book is a resplendent fairy tale and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories, whether you’ve seen the movie or not. I’m so g ...more
Frankly . I wouldn't have read this book if it wasn't based on the movie . I haven't yet watched it . But it has won the Oscar for best picture and is directed by one of my favorite directors .
The Shape Of Water is a romance drama story with fantastical elements set in the backdrop of the Cold War . If this was only a book , I wouldn't even have given it a chance. Elisa Esposito , a mute woman , works as a cleaning woman in a secret government facility . There she meets a humanoid amphibian cr ...more
I won’t soon forget this incredible book. From everything I had read about it, I thought it would stray from the movie more significantly, but the ways it did were the ways in which I needed more from the story. The chapters from the creatures perspective had me gasping for breath; Kraus’ writing style shines in Strickland as well as the creature itself. I am in love.