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
Elisa ist stumm und putzt in einem geheimen US–Militärlabor. Dort entdeckt sie ein Wasserwesen, das dort gefangen gehalten wird. Nun ist es ja in den 60ern so, dass kaum jemand einer Frau Gehör schenkt – schon gar keiner stummen Frau… aber der Wassermann schon. Er „hört“ auf Elisas Kommunikationsversuche und lernt von ihr die Gebärdensprache. Eine zunächst zarte Freundschaft entwickelt sich. Doch schon bald muss sich Elisa entscheiden, was sie bereit ist für diese Freundschaft aufs Spiel zu setz ...more
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/28/...
Described as one half of a “bold two-tiered release”, The Shape of Water is the companion novel to the Guillermo del Toro film of the same name. But what exactly does this mean? Curiosity piqued, I decided to do some digging around, and found out that the idea for a story about a mute woman falling in love with an imprisoned river monster actually came to author Daniel Kraus when he was a teenager. In the years that follow ...more
4.25 Sterne ⭐😄
Das Buch (und auch der Film) sind ein wahres Erlebnis und haben beide eine ganz eigene Athmosphäre. Ich hatte das Gefühl, in eine komplett andere Welt einzutauchen 👌
Mein absolutes Highlight waren die liebevoll gestalteten Nebencharaktere Giles und Zelda, die Elisa immer zur Seite standen ❤ ...more
Solita favoletta che prevede il “cattivissimo” (sempre uguale a se stesso e irriducibile nel percorrere la strada sbagliata), la “bella” (ama tutti gli essere diversi, deboli o altrimenti indifesi), la “bestia” (ha qualche difettuccio, ma nell’insieme possiede l’animo più nobile dell’universo) e, naturalmente, i comprimari di diverso genere che aiutano gli eroi nel loro epico cammino.
Il finale avrei dovuto immaginarmelo, dato che la mia maestra di prima elementare me l’ha insegnato: i pesci sono ...more
A Brilliant Novelizations...
For a Magical Movie..
Of Hope and Acceptance and Love
Buddy read at
This was a beautifully told story about so many individuals that just didn’t fit into the time or place they were born into and how each touched the others life. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The prose is beautiful and it helped me connect to each of the characters in a different way.
It makes me want to protect Elisa, our mute heroine that finds little ways to defy authority and be the woman she is. She is a good friend to those she cares for and so easy to love in he ...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.
My second movie-to-book-adaptation. Very satisfactory read (both). Why am I surprised that both (movies) were made by the same guy!
I vote for more such movie-to-book things! There are so many that I would love to read as a story. If all the powers that be is/are listening i.e.