--Entertainment Weekly "A compulsive page-turner . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2014. Please try again","bd_saving_percent_off":"{0}%
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Destined to be passed between family and friends and back again, until the tattered, time worn pages resemble the books beloved central character and narrator.Jacob Jankowski, just days from the final exams at Cornell University that would have attached the respectable Dr. of Veterinary medicine forever to his name, had his world forever altered when his parents were killed in an auto accident.

Water for Elephants is the first adult novel I've read and it certainly didn't disappoint.

I review Water for Elephants a couple of years earlier and also periodically, I reread my preferred stories. In the case of fiction, as with these backwards insults to humans, the "based on a true story" and "well researched" labels actually mean that the books are ugly or stupid.

. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The story is told through a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a 93-year-old man who lives in a nursing home. Sara Gruen writes with great tenderness and breathtaking drama which makes the novel impossible to put down." Water for Elephants resembles stealth hits like The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken, or The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical …  US$16.95, US$20.78 Marlena is revealed to have died a few years before Jacob was put into the nursing home. While I enjoyed the movie with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, the novel is far better. Reading the interview with the author at the end of the book I was amazed to discover that so much of the details were true. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I wanted to like this book. Jacob's father was a veterinarian and Jacob had planned to join his practice. Please try again. The best thing about Water is the telling of the story by Jacob Jankowski, who is a 90 or 93 year old Vet depending on how you look at it, now confined in a residential nursing home and looking back into his past. Water For Elephants is an excellent novel depicting railroad circus life during the early part of the 20th century.

Water for Elephants equals boo. Circus. The circus have a lot of animals, and they need to be taken care of. It's a cliche, but I honestly didn't want to put this down. Though I finished the book in its entirety, I wrote a short review on my blog about halfway through, expounding on the aspects of the book that irritated me. {"bd_js_shop":"Shop","bd_js_too_long_for_shipping_label":"Sorry, that's too long for our shipping labels","bd_js_too_long":"Sorry, that's too long","bd_js_could_not_find_address_try_again":"Sorry, we couldn't find the address. 2006, USA, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing.  US$11.82, US$18.06 Sara Gruen has written an utterly transporting novel richly full of the stuff of life.  US$18.00, US$13.41 SERIOUSLY, I'M SORRY, BUT PEOPLE DON'T NEED TO BE COMPLETE AND UTTER ASSHOLES ABOUT IT. 18., built in 1914.[11][12]. Jacob is young, innocent and a veterinarian with a big love for animals. I really liked this book. Running from his old life, he jumps into the train of a circus called The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

I really did. It was hard life, the Benzini Brothers Circus, hailed as the Most Spectacular Show On Earth - which of course meant, it wasn’t Ringling and anything that wasn’t Ringling… well, wasn’t Ringling. --Jeanne Ray, author of Julie and Romeo Get Lucky "Gorgeous, brilliant, and superbly plotted, Water for Elephants swept me into the world of the circus during the Depression and it did not let me go until the very end. The animals are mangy, underfed or fed rotten food, and abused. Water for Elephants is a fascinating read, filled with danger, acts of evil, overwhelming kindness, and enduring love. The good-hearted poor boy meets the good-hearted beautiful girl, who's involved with the bad-hearted, controlling man. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, 9781565125605, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed.

During the ensuing melee Jacob was the only who witnessed what truly happened to August. Start by marking “Water for Elephants” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Jacob Jankowski is now in his 90s under care in a home. . There was a problem loading your book clubs. Alone, frightened and penniless, the 23 hopped a train, never intending to “run away with the circus”… although, looking back, as he sat in the nursing home telling his story, it seemed fate didn’t much care about intentions, especially during the depression. The Book Depository Ltd.UK. Camel takes him under his wing and is able to find him odd menial jobs. I didn't care deeply about them or feel much intrigue. A murder and unexplained deaths.

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Taking care of the animals makes him happy, and that is how he met Marlena. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Highly recommend this Author. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell. Soon after, Uncle Al's corpse is found with a makeshift garrote around his neck. You cannot help but feel pity and yet love for the 90 year old telling his story. Water for Elephants Audiobook Free. The story then comes back to Jacob in the nursing home. As the story climaxes, several circus workers who were red-lighted come back and release the animals, causing a stampede during the performance. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. I really liked him.

. A gripping story of hope against tyranny.  US$11.00, US$9.15 Not a loud boo, or an emphatic boo, just your average boo.

US$23.97 Water for Elephants Summary. Her style of writing is brilliant. BUT AS WITH ALL REVIEWS (ESPECIALLY MINE) THERE ARE GOING TO BE SPOILERS.

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