21 February, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus!

Today we have the novel of a movie! Apparently has been nominated for many awards and it's del Toro's best work since Pan's labyrinth.

Publication date: February 27th, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day.

Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center’s 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 emotions…and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s 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.

Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film—The Shape of Water is unlike anything you’ve ever read or seen.

I prefer books 99% of the time but I wonder if I'll prefer the movie of this one since it was thought as a movie and then converted to a book... or maybe it is thought as "watch the movie first so you can see the special effects and how they're supposed to look" and then read the book? I don't know but since the movie caught my eye I thought I should give the book a chance!

Are you excited about The Shape of Water?


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