Marcela Escobar Escobar itibaren 50052 Le Case FI, İtalya
I adored this book. It's been a long time since I have felt so connected to a family other than my own, especially a fictional family. This book was funny, touching, and also surprisingly in touch with our inevitable mortality!
it's funny because i feel like i'm the opposite of a lot of reviewers for this book, but i also agree with a lot of the points. unlike many, i loved the first half of this book. i couldn't put it down, and i loved the in-depth narrative and the showbiz myths a lot. i told a bunch of people about it, and actually compared it to harry potter and twilight and the way people read those (fyi, i don't like hp, and i haven't read twilight. they aren't really my genre.). for me, it was that addictive, fluffy, fun read. but then, about midway through, some things happened. one, it started going faster. it started zooming past details and zipping through stuff. i attribute part of my lack of interest to the fact that for me after jim henson died, i lost a lot of interest in sesame street anyway, and i felt like the book lost its magic at about the same time that i felt the show did. but i think the writing does change, and the things that are focused on are not what i'm as interested in. a lot of people have commented on it being disorganized, and i think that it (like this review) is. my biggest fault though is that it left a lot of loose ends. there are a lot of things that changed that only get mentioned or never get discussed. we know that the actor for gordon changed, but i don't think we ever know when, why or how (... or maybe it was in there, but i just missed it because there was so many other things going on). what actually happened with the sesame street muppets after jim henson died-- is everybody who is still alive still doing all the puppeteering? it seems like it from the book, but i don't think so. i think the book needed a couple more edits and maybe it needs a sequel to tie up the loose ends. but i really loved reading it and i learned a lot from it.