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Practical MagicThe Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from New York Times bestselling author Alice HoffmanFor than two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in th. I guess I have changed I have my little paperback copy I got and read years ago And of course I found it after I bought the one with the cool boot on the front 🙄Anyway I loved the book so much back then and now it's just meh I still love the movie but something just didn't get me as pulled in as before Oh well It's still good Mel ❤️

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Practical Magic free read ð 6 ë The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from New York Times bestselling author Alice HoffmanFor than two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children tEir Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children the sisters were forever outsiders taunted talked about pointed at Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery with their mu. This one is a hard one to review I think most know the movie Practical Magic I love this movie as I'm sure that most do Everytime it's on I watch it Does not matter at what time I catch it I watch till the end and swoon When I started watching the movie initially I had no idea it was based on a book So for years now I've been wanting to read this one But then I see the movie is on and watch it But the preuel is coming out and I have a copy and figured it's time I read itLet me just saythe book is nothing like the movie or the movie is nothing like the book Comparing the two is comparing apples to pumpkins They have the same characters Jimmy has the same fate and that's about it Well they both had margaritas too but in two totally different context So to focus on the book it tells the story of the Owens sisters Gillian is a free spirit moving around from place to place and guy to guy Sally is settled and rigid uptight having two children Gillian and Sally lived for many years with their aunts who play very minor roles in this book I think the story is about sisters The bond between Gillian and Sally how much they fight but also how they can depend on one another The same about Sally's two girls you hear a lot about their lives their fighting and what brings them together I don't really consider any of them witches they have strong intuitions that they act upon The initial story of the aunts was a bit detailed with local women coming to them for help in love but I still did not think them witchesI did enjoy this one and I'm glad I finally got to it It's a good character study of the bonds of sisters and the stories of love Do not go into this one with the movie version is mind again they are sooooo completely different They must be thought of two different things I really wanted the audio so I searched and found it on Hoopla tip make sure to get the 9 hr version not the condensed 3 hr version really they trimmed it that much The narration was just OK for me Maybe I could not separate the movie from my head and the voices the narrator used just did not match or work for me I could have had the print or audio in this case I am so looking forward to getting into the preuel and hearing so much about the auntsOne funny thing I must sayI tend to listen to most audios while I'm in the kitchen making dinner There was about a page or two of some very risue talk about Gillian and her new man I actually was a bit shocked as I didn't expect it Naturally it was at that very moment my husband came into the kitchen and said 'what in the HLL are you listening to' Ha So an FYI if you listen in public or around children or others

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Sty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them back almost as if by magic. Review written by my high school self I used to love the movie for this book and I didn’t even know until after I had seen it that it was originally in book form After finally getting a copy of the book and reading it something magical happened I didn’t know which one I liked better Usually having to decide favorites between the book and the movie is very easy Except in the case of Grisham's The Pelican Brief I almost always prefer the book versions In some cases as with Gone with the Wind and Scarlett I simply refuse to see the movie while in other cases like The Great Gatsby and Jurassic Park I prefer the book hands down though the movie versions are certainly than tolerable With Hoffman’s Practical Magic I just don’t knowPart of the reason for this anomaly in my reading life may be the fact that the movie and book bear little resemblance to each other Here is what is in the book that is also in the movie the names of the characters which in itself is a bit skewered and the fact that this all has to do with witches family and magic That’s about it Other than that even the basic plotline is very different I can understand how the movie might need to condense the plotline to fit its regular two hours but this plotline has been almost completely alteredUnlike the movie the book gives eual attention to each of the sister protagonists Sally and Gillian This was both a good and a bad thing for me due to my fascination with the characters and my partiality towards actress Sandra Bullock who plays Sally in the movie version The aunts who are prominently figured in the movie as well appear only as absent characters throughout most of the book The children Antonia and Kylie their names are switched in the movie are much older than their elementary school age movie counterparts and have very deep and intriguing characterizations that are lacking from the movie Overall the book does a better job of observing and presenting the importance history and closeness of sisterly relationships Hoffman’s writing has an utterly absorbing lyrical and poetic uality to it that I greatly admire I ate this book up partly because I was pushing for the protagonist Sally’s vindication a point made in such a focused and concentrated manner in the movie and partly because Hoffman’s writing is just superb and catching I swallowed down pieces of this book for hours at a time and would have to literally shake myself out of the mood of it all if I were so RUDELY interrupted The “magic” is of a different kind in the book less magical in some senses and focusing on clairvoyance and intuition a point much easier made and mystified in book form Hoffman takes full charge of this infusing this in every sentence of her text and making the readers literary clairvoyants in their own sense The predictability and unpredictability of this story makes it a book that can be read as I did in one gulp as I did or in a strolling leisurely fashion without losing anything of the book’s power or meaningWithout a doubt the movie has tainted and at the same time enhanced my reading of the book so much so that I don’t even have a suggestion as to which medium persons should expose themselves to first Should you read the book after seeing the movie though there are some things you should keep in mind Certainly one of the main things to remember is that Hoffman’s Gillian is no Nicole Kidman Another thing to remember is that the movie because of its reuired brevity only touches upon the deep psychological implications and character insight of the book Most importantly the book characters don’t get wasted on midnight margaritas and dance around the dinner table to Harry Nillson’s “Coconut” song