08 September 2015

Reading Challenge - Book 19

For my 'book written more than 100 years ago,' I chose this short story by Edith Wharton. Ethan Frome was published in 1911.

While I have to admit I picked this one because it was a short story, and I wanted something fast for a change, this book really lingers with me. I don't want to spoil it, but it's the ultimate 'careful what you wish for,' story.

The whole story is told 24 years after it occurs, as a flashback while the preface narrator tries to learn more about a resident in the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, where he's staying for a year. Ethan Frome is more than meets the eye.

I was surprised to learn that this was also made into a movie in 1993. The reviews aren't the best, but I'd like to see it just to compare it to the story in my mind's eye. ;)

Five more days til I draw for the four-pack of Marvel Universe Live tickets! Your chance to enter is here: http://www.sweetlybsquared.com/2015/09/marvel-universe-live-ticket-giveaway.html

Good luck!


Unknown said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I like short stories, like them to be short and sweet. They seem to be the most interesting books to read, at least to me.

Jenn said...

Sounds interesting. I've only read a few short story books. It's nice to be able to put it down for a while and then pick it up to to something fresh.

Crystal said...

I love watching a movie after reading the book. I love knowing if the characters in my head are close to what someone else sees.