It is 1962, and Elisa Espositomute her whole life, orphaned as a childis struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimores Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesnt know how shed make it through the day.Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Centers 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 emotionsand Elisa cant keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisas 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....
|Title||:||The Shape of Water|
|Number of Pages||:||315 pages|
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The Shape of Water Reviews
....After finally deciding to watch the movie (that I enjoyed MUCH more than I thought I would) just had to checkout what Guillermo del Toro did with the book....and so glad I did!
....The setting is Cold War era America 1962, and unlike the flick, the novel begins with a human monster....Richard Strickland....assigned a dangerous mission in the sweltering jungles and rain forests of South America to locate and capture a legendary new life form, i.e. Gill-God...Man-Fish with supernatura...more
congratulations on the oscars! 👏🏼🎉💧🏆
Not gonna lie, I just wanna read this for the fish sex and the cat eating.
4.25 Sterne ⭐😄
Das Buch (und auch der Film) sind ein wahres Erlebnis und haben beide eine ganz eigene Athmosphäre. Ich hatte das Gefühl, in eine komplett andere Welt einzutauchen 👌
Mein absolutes Highlight waren die liebevoll gestalteten Nebencharaktere Giles und Zelda, die Elisa immer zur Seite standen ❤ ...more
This movie was STUNNING. I can see clearly the three places the producers could have changed the scene to make the rating PG13 instead of R... and I'm so glad they didn't. The little bit of grit adds an edginess that made the narrative real and emotionally gripping. I'm not just saying this because of what I write: this is a must-see!
Solita favoletta che prevede il “cattivissimo” (sempre uguale a se stesso e irriducibile nel percorrere la strada sbagliata), la “bella” (ama tutti gli essere diversi, deboli o altrimenti indifesi), la “bestia” (ha qualche difettuccio, ma nell’insieme possiede l’animo più nobile dell’universo) e, naturalmente, i comprimari di diverso genere che aiutano gli eroi nel loro epico cammino.
Il finale avrei dovuto immaginarmelo, dato che la mia maestra di prima elementare me l’ha insegnato: i pesci sono ...more
Buddy read at
This was a beautifully told story about so many individuals that just didn’t fit into the time or place they were born into and how each touched the others life. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The prose is beautiful and it helped me connect to each of the characters in a different way.
It makes me want to protect Elisa, our mute heroine that finds little ways to defy authority and be the woman she is. She is a good friend to those she cares for and so easy to love in he ...more
“The most intelligent of creatures often make the fewest sounds.”
This was such a lovely surprise & a super-fast read, since I was already familiar with the romantic absurdity of it all. Also, it was far more emotional and more suspenseful than the film, if you can believe it.
I was not a huge fan of the film because, to me, apart from the stunning visuals and the music, the story itself was bland and rather limited. The book, however, is quite insightful & entirely character-driven, eac ...more