I treated myself to the DVD of The Fault in Our Stars last week...
So? I hear you ask.
AND I AM SCARED STIFF OF WATCHING IT!
I loved the book, i found it hilarious,touching, heartbreaking and everything in between. But at the end of the day the heartbreaking part was the point that stuck with me. I sobbed at the end of this book and it joined the list of books that have made me cry (at that point in time the list consisted of 2 - FYI now I am up to 4). It was one of those books that haunted me and it took me quite a while to shake myself out of the funk it landed me in.
Now, there is the argument that I will know what is coming so it might not be that bad...
There is also the argument that goes something like this "Seriously Alex, it isn't the book. It is the movie of the book. There is a difference."
Both of these argument are valid but at the same time I do not want a repeat of the Les Miserables experience.
I have read the books, seen the stage musical, listened to the CDs. I absolutely, positively knew what was coming with that film when I went to see it. And what happened? That film stuck with me for weeks and threw me into such a pit of despair (it all came from one particular point - I wont go into it in case I spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it) that it took me quite a while to get over it.
See, so that totally disproves at least one of the arguments...
What to do? What to do?