Books To Read Before The Summer Movie Comes Out
Huffington Post - 9 months
By Deborah Moggach 288 pages; Dial Press Sex, art, flowers: It’s the 1630s in Amsterdam in Tulip Fever, and everybody is obsessed with at least one of the three. In the film version of Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel, opening August 25, the center of attention is Sophia (Alicia Vikander), who’s a devoted wife to her aged merchant husband—until the introduction of the brooding artist hired to paint their portrait. Moggach’s novel delivers plenty of hot-and-heavy lust and betrayal, but she’s also done her homework on a remarkable moment in Dutch history, masterfully weaving in observations about religion and economics, delivered in prose as elegant as a Vermeer: “She is color, waiting to be mixed; a painting, ready to be brushed into life. She is a moment, waiting to be fixed forever under a shiny varnish.”
By Thomas Cullinan 384 pages; Penguin Books Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel about the Civil War first hit theaters in 1971, with Clint Eastwood star...
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