Nell’s Opinion & Book Hunt
I am obsessed by Happily Ever Afters. I like to go to the animated movies because most likely it will be a good ending. There are some movies that are supposed to be for kids and tragic things happen. I don’t like tragedy, so I have to be guaranteed a HEA. Why do you suppose that is?
Well, let’s look back at history. War, The Great Depression, The Black Plague, Genocide – it goes on and on. My grandparents lived through The Great Depression. It changes a person. Hardship creates survivors but also an imprint on said survivor’s psyche. I’ve read about all manner of horrible historical accounts, and I do not wish to live them.
In high school, I had mandatory reading of The Grapes of Wrath by John Stienbeck. I had very strong feelings of dislike for this National Award and Pulitzer Prize winner. I think that’s when I discovered my nervousness in reading. Frankenstien is another literary work of art that ends in such a way that I would prefer to avoid. So does the Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. All three of those stories were turned into movies with happier endings. Long live whoever thought of that.
I think there are more people out there that want to escape and have a feel good ending than a more honest and true to life ending. My SIL always tells me that I need to suspend my disbelief. Well, she’s not wrong. I can’t have it both ways. I can have a happy ending where the 23 year old human and the 600 year old vampire fall in love forever or I can have the 23 year old human eaten by the 600 year old vampire. Which will it be? For me, personally, it’s a no brainer.
Description: When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city. Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, SEPTEMBER SKY follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.