Had I not seen the film I would probably never have read this book. Having seen the film, I can only conclude that the book is one of those rare ones that don't measure up. The film had me in tears. It was full of so many beautiful moments, and in the book, those moments are just a few lines describing briefly how something happened. I'm grateful the book and thus the film exists, but the book pales in comparison.
182 pages / published in 1982
|Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2013|