Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Enchanted April Elizabeth Van Arnim is the ultimate chick novel.  Not that that's a bad thing. Parts of it are hilarious.

I see that it has been a movie twice, a stage play and a musical. But my guess is that it is one of those items that works best in print.  Too much of the good stuff takes place in the minds of the characters, not easy to replicate visually.


Ken Houghton said...

I've been trying to read it, but having even less success than I did with the more recent movie (which is available streaming on Netflix).

Taxmom said...

Try The Pastor's Wife or Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther (I think that is the spelling). And for more on E von A, check out the (shameless self-promotion alert) entry on E von A in the Dictionary of Literary Biography