Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic was nothing like I expected it to be. It was more complex and had such a beautiful message, reminding readers of the importance of family. I even enjoyed the dark humor scattered throughout.
After reading the book, I then watched the movie. The latter is more light-hearted. The story is changed slightly, but attempts to keep the same basic message. I enjoyed the acting of the sisters, Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock, and particularly the crazy aunts, Stockard Channing and Diane Wiest.
As usual, I favor the book in this case. The movie is fun, but Hoffman has a magical winner with her written words.
Do you prefer the book or the movie of Practical Magic? Why?