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電影:小說改編的話就還是放在[Books]裡面,不是的話就在[Life]底下的[Movies]中

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“It occurred to me that the business of surviving precluded a great many things, exploring and falling in love not least among them.”

最近剛公佈《怪奇孤兒院》電影的預告片,恰好也讀完了小說第二本!

Hollow City讀起來快又輕鬆,有更多詭譎與有趣的照片!

雖然過程中有點像是一本 "filler novel" ,小孩們奔波不止,

但除了可以更瞭解這些peculiar children,也對他們的世界有更多了解~

(照片有點在掛羊頭賣狗肉啦,其實現在還沒有讀第三本小說~)

以下都會有第一本《怪奇孤兒院》的雷喔!

 

《怪奇孤兒院》書評:http://tiff880515.pixnet.net/blog/post/319957593

如果要買小說的話,可以參考三民書局「滿700折60」的資訊喔!

另外,很開心地跟大家說,我現在有跟三民書局合作,可以提供給大家滿700折60的折價碼,詳情請點這裡

再放一次電影預告片吧~因為預告片太夢幻了,我很喜歡!

 


 

【故事背景】

在上一本書中,Jacob在爺爺過世之後,來到小島Cairnholm。

在小島上,他發現一個擱置於1940的房子,與其內的 "peculiar children"

有人可以飛,有人是隱形的,有人嘴巴在頭的後面,有人可以操控火

這些小孩都在這個 "time loop"中生活八十年了,受到Miss Peregrine的保護與照顧。

 

但縱使peculiar children都躲在如此隱密的地方,還是有人要傷害他們。

多年前,在一個失敗的實驗過後,產生hollowgasts

他們就是Jacob爺爺故事中的怪獸,沒有辦法穿越loops,但若吃掉一個peculiar,

他們就可以變成wight,除了眼珠子是純白色之外,可以假扮成正常人幫助hollows追殺peculiars。

 

Hollows大舉進攻,掠奪各個loop與綁架所有的ymbrynes,因為他們想重新進行實驗。

他們要利用ymbryne的魔法能力,試圖將自己的身體還原,成為如神一般的強大存在。

連最資深的Miss Avocet都被逮走了

好險孩子們的Miss Peregrine沒有被抓走,但是她卡在鳥類身體中無法變身回來

為了幫助她與保護自己,孩子們必須離開小島,找尋可以幫助他們的ymbryne。

 

但是時間不多,每過一天,Miss Peregrine的人性就減少一點,

會不會到了找到可以幫助她的人時,就已經太遲了?

 


 

【角色介紹】

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Jacob是故事的男主角,他的peculiarity是他可以看見hollows

一般的peculiar是沒有辦法看見hollow的~

在這本書中Jacob的能力會漸漸的被訓練與加強!

 

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Emma的能力是可以操控火,他個性勇敢,是個領導者。

(雖然在電影中他的能力被改變了⋯⋯變成「空氣」)

 

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Millard全身隱形的男孩,所以如果他脫掉衣服的話⋯⋯

他是讓我最感覺有「英國人」感覺的小孩,

很重視知識,是團隊中那個「聰明人」。

 

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Olive必須每天穿著很重很重的鞋子,因為他比空氣還要輕。

雖然只是一個小女生,但是他也很勇敢的~

 

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Bronwyn力量過人,卻有一顆母愛的心!

讀著他如何照顧Claire跟Olive,覺得很感人~

 

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Horace預見未來的能力

小小年紀的他,每天穿著西裝,因為他最在意的就是他的打扮了。

 

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Enoch暫時復甦死者的能力,或許是因為如此,

他才變成一個自私又悲觀的人,凡事優先保護自己人。

 

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Hugh肚子裡藏著千萬隻蜜蜂

他們不只是他的朋友,還可以是他保護自己與朋友的武器。

 

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Claire嘴巴在後面的小女生,個性害羞靦腆。

 

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Fiona擁有控制植物生長的能力,

幾乎不講話的她,跟控制蜜蜂的Hugh是最好的朋友。

 

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Alme LeFay Peregrine就是所謂的Miss Peregrine,

他是一個可以控制時間,創造loop的ymbryne

但是他現在困在自己的鳥類型態中,必須靠小孩們解救她!

 


 

【小說評價】

記得我上一篇才在說我覺得Red Queen第二本的Glass Sword像是有second book syndrome

老實說,Hollow City也是有一點這樣個症狀⋯⋯

從一開始的故事到最後的結局前大概五十頁,都有一點點的流水帳。

劇情大概就是孩子們在奔波的過程中遇上些困難,但是仍然堅持向前,

真的可以理解goodreads上不少讀者不滿於這樣的劇情@@

(被批評為重複性太高,感覺就是一直遇見小困難與克服困難)

但是!我還是讀得蠻開心的,

因為故事很流利,讀起來很輕鬆,就算是過渡小說也不會無聊的!

 

〖文筆〗

之前在評《怪奇孤兒院》時,我最喜歡的就是作者的文筆了!

這小說帶有點英式的黑色幽默,對話不多但是連描述性段落都蠻有趣的!

這本書中這種文風似乎是有所改變,大概是因為小孩一直在逃命,

Jacob沒有時間用他獨特的聲音講故事給我們聽,但仍然不缺乏有趣的對話!

“That’s because the true purpose of money is to manipulate others and make them feel lesser than you.”

“I’m not entirely sure about that,” Emma said.

“Only kidding!” said Horace. “It’s to buy clothes, of course.”

"Keep your trousers on, you depraved lunatic!" (這句真的很英式XD)

 

〖照片〗

前一本書的照片,主要是用在介紹角色。

有人評說,覺得第一本書的故事比較有跟角色結合,會覺得作者是看到照片後想出故事的

但是這本就比較像是硬要讓劇情可以吻合照片,所以創造所需的劇情⋯⋯

我自己是覺得無所謂,或許有些地方是有點故意要迎合照片,

或許是沒有讓整本書很加分,但也沒有扣分就好了吧!

(照片都還是看起來蠻有趣的~~當作看看小說還有照片可以欣賞!)

有一點比較不滿足的是沒有像第一本一樣那麼多詭譎的照片

有很多照片可能只是一個炸掉的房子或是馬倒在路邊,

沒有《怪奇孤兒院》那種讓我想要一直看著照片的衝動!

(不過封面照片的在書中的故事真的很棒,我覺得超有趣的)

 

〖劇情〗

劇情如同上面所述,就真的是有點兒流水帳啦!

不過我覺得這個流水帳的過程中,我讀的很感興趣!

他們遇見很多不一樣的peculiar,甚至有peculiar的動物,

也到不同的time loop,可以窺見不同的時代~~

劇情是有點一直平平的在一個有點小緊張但沒很緊張的狀態,

只是我讀的很快,看得很順,也很享受這個過程~

最後故事即將結束時的劇情轉折真的是超級驚人的!!!

(會讓人覺得前面的等待是值得的,因為太精采~)

讀的時候會覺得晴天霹靂,但是回首又會覺得作者早有埋梗!!

不過有一個小抱怨是我覺得介紹一些peculiar世界的背景(像是行政),

講個有點模糊,很像是丟很多名詞給我們看,但是解釋不多~

 

〖角色〗

前一本書中,其實對大部分的小孩都沒有很大的了解

除了Millard讓我覺得很有趣之外,Enoch讓我覺得蠻討人厭的,

因為劇情關係,沒有辦法真的認識到這些小孩的感覺!

在Hollow City中就有比較多時間可以去認識他們,

我也覺得他們每一個都蠻個性鮮明的,都是有趣的角色 -----

但是我還是找不到我「超愛」的角色啊,他們讀起來還是有點點的平面

而且小說中很重要的是要有讓人喜愛的主角,但我對Jacob實在沒有很大的感覺!

加上我真的是對Jacob與Emma的戀情沒有感覺啊!!

那個romance真的讓我覺得很多餘,從動情到這本中似乎是在一起了,

都覺得平平淡淡的(沒有很強烈的想要他們在一起~)

 


 

【結論】

雖然在我心中Hollow City並沒有第一本《怪奇孤兒院》好看,

我還是很喜歡作者的文筆,也覺得這本書中可以更認識那些小孩很不錯!

尤其是最後的結局,讓我超級想要看第三本Library of Souls的!

(當然,也很期待電影~~~)

 

 

第三本Library of Souls心得

 

 


 

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  • rubyto
  • i love hugo! sorry, i mean Asa Butterfield. he is one of my favorite child stars.well,freddie highmore is,was and always will be my favorite child star.but just look at Asa,look at him!He has incredibly gorgeous and mysterious eyes since he was a little boy.I'm used to picture him as a young will !you know,this young actor has perfect blue eyes and black hair,and he definitely creates a graceful and mysterious atmosphere on screen since he was a child,the way he talks, looks, and so on>That's so brilliant! i mean,just look at those gorgeous blue eyes glittering merrily on stage!(oh,he's also a stage actor)

    I'm so looking forward to the film!
  • I never watched Ender's Game, and I watched Hugo a really long time ago, so I don't really know Asa that well -- but his eyes really are so gorgeous, I noticed that in the trailer! I can see what you mean with Will, except for me I imagine Will with kind of sharp features (BTW I think the model for the book would make a great Will if he had blue eyes)
    Tim Burton is great at creating atmospheres, and with him I'm sure that even if Miss Peregrine isn't a 'great' movie, it will at least be very enjoyable!

    Tiffany! 於 2016/03/23 19:01 回覆

  • rubyto
  • I remember watching hugo in the theater 5 years ago.LOVE IT(I am a huge fan of that book).also the boy in the striped pajamas is probably one of my favorite films!even it's pretty much heart-wrenching...after all those years,it still breaks my heart every time I watch it T_T

    and,uh...i have to admit that I actually like Mordred.
    I hadn't really even considered he the villain of Merlin series.i mean,what he did was wrong.but he is not a natural villain,he is so lifelike.Thanks to Asa's tremendous performance,i can tell lots of about his character,he has all of the features of the classical tragic,makes me to see him more as a victim than as a villain.

    sorry i got off track.i just want to say i really loke him.he's been acting since he was about 9 or 10 years old, and was fantastic even then>_<

    about Tim Burton's works,I could't disagree with you more><
    sorry i got off track.i just want to say he's been acting since he was about 9 or 10years old, and was fantastic even then>_<

    about Tim Burton's works,I could't disagree with you more><
  • I've only seen Hugo out of all the movies you listed... but I can tell just from the trailer that Asa is a very good actor! I'll have to wait until the movie to see him in action, though!
    So you don't like Tim Burton?

    Tiffany! 於 2016/03/25 00:28 回覆

  • rubyto
  • uh...Please,don't get me wrong.i honestly like Tim Burton.but I never liked the idea of him directing a book-to-film adaptations,sometimes i think he messes things up.In my opinion,he only makes two types of films,a really masterpiece,or a really terrible one.I won't judge it until i actually get a chance to see this film.
  • Ah I was just kind of confused, because you said you really anticipate this movie, but you said you disagreed about Tim Burton, so I thought you probably don't like himXD
    I haven't watched a lot of his movies, for instance there was Alice in Wonderland, I really loved the imagery and the magical world, but I didn't like the plot -- so that's what I meant, b/c I think that Tim's great with creating a beautiful set, regardless of whether the movie's good or not :-)

    Tiffany! 於 2016/03/29 10:11 回覆

  • rubyto
  • yep, I'm looking forward to seeing the film,very much indeed.The first and most important reason is Asa,not Tim burton.I think tim burton is an extremely good art designer,but maybe not a great screenwriter.He's sort of like a tailor.I mean,a good tailor can breathe new life into some terrible fabrics,but when it comes to a lovely Elie Saab dress,you know,maybe with some gorgeous floral embroideries? sometimes he just destroys the beauty.

    BTW,I don't like that plot either>
  • I thought the plot of Alice in Wonderland was kind of ridiculous at the end, with Alice being super powerful or something.
    BTW, I really really love Matthre Daddario :-D I saw a sneak peek of the next episode (12) which is titled Malec, and he's just the best actor on the show! I also saw that Alberto went ti Tisch (which is where Clary was supposed to take summer classes in City of Bones), has a brother named Diego (!), is a cancer survivor, and he's read all the TMI books!!!! Makes me love him so much! I think Magnus' character is kind of changed from the book (Magnus in the show is very vulnerable and too obvious about his feelings for Alec, in my opinion) by Harry Shum is a great actor, too!

    Tiffany! 於 2016/03/29 15:09 回覆

  • rubyto
  • i know>i know! matthew is great!!I've been saying that a hundred times!before the show has even airing!

    i am not a fan of GLEE,but i actually like The Step Up films,so I like harry shum Jr and Adam Sevani since i was a child.

    and to be honest,i have loads of empathy with him,i remember he once said of identity issues,and i feel exactly the same as hurry.I am full Chinese,but i am born in Japan and raised in UK,i mean,i am a British citizen and i am proud to be British,but i also love my Chinese roots so much indeed.i mean i don't think it's a matter of them contradicting themselves.just like hurry said.maybe that's part of reason i like him>

    anyway,hurry is an amazing dancer with an awesome style,and an outstanding actor,i think>
  • Matthew says so much without even speaking, such a great actor! I think Harry's acting is really great, and he delivers sarcastic lines perfectly!
    I want to replay the Malec kiss over and over again ahhhhh
    I really think the last episode was good, and the way Lydia wanted Alec to be happy was really sweet too :-) I like her character (even though she's rather extraneous to the story) and I hope Hodge didn't kill her or anything like that...

    Tiffany! 於 2016/03/30 19:16 回覆

  • rubyto
  • the kiss OMG!!!
  • I just watched it!!!!! This is my favorite episode!!!! Such a beautiful kissssssss and I love how Alec takes the initiative!!! (Fangirling!!! So much!!!)
    And the music in that scene is incredible!!!
    (So much better than the Clace scene, but I do think that Dom is acting better now after the secret has been revealed)

    Tiffany! 於 2016/03/30 19:11 回覆

  • rubyto
  • Exactly!war of hearts is such a beautiful song!so perfect for malec.jesus
    everything just fits perfectly!!!
  • I know! Everything about that scene is perfect

    Tiffany! 於 2016/04/01 10:34 回覆

  • rubyto
  • Cassie teased that she was writing Magnus and Alec’s first time!and it will become very long! almost like a novella!OH GOD!OH GOD!OH GOD!
  • I hope it will be easily bought online :-) must have it!

    Tiffany! 於 2016/04/08 12:04 回覆

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