Category Ellen’s Reviews

Little Women

When I was about thirteen, my Mum suggested this book to me and it was a challenge that I dutifully accepted. I knew that she had read it when she was about my age and loved it, and considering how similar we are, assumed I would too. I couldn’t have been more wrong. In many […]

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Out of sheer resentment I will only fleetingly acknowledge the second inferior attempt to make this book into a film, as this will be a review of the original. I fail to understand the assumption that a Hollywood blockbuster will outshine any counterpart, particularly when considering that the first film was a Swedish production of […]

Wuthering Heights

I’ve broken the rules again this week but I promise that it’s for a good reason. After careful consideration it became apparent that if I wanted to review this book I would have to choose the adaptation that I enjoyed the most, and I’ve seen quite a few. I first read ‘Wuthering Heights’ just over […]

It’s A Wonderful Life

Christmas means three things to me: family, food and this film. It’s the King of all Christmas movies in my eyes so if you haven’t watched it shame on you! Admittedly I saw it for the first time only last year but it is so touchingly beautiful that I think it’s a must-watch for everyone. […]

A Clockwork Orange

Let me just begin by saying that any book that uses a made up language whilst still being completely coherent is going to be a winner for me, and this one certainly didn’t disappoint. Set in futuristic England the book follows the life of teenage sadist Alex as he mutates from a psychotic being into […]

Die Welle / The Wave

Now I’m breaking the rules slightly this week as this is not strictly a book to film adaptation. It’s a book and film that are both based on a real event; the ‘Third Wave’ experiment, which took place at Cubberley High School in California in 1969. The teacher created a system in which some students […]

One Day

CONTAINS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS!! ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls is the perfect novel for anyone like myself who has a penchant for chick lit that is written by men. For some reason it seems that male authors tend to bring a more rounded (and let’s be honest less feminist) moral backdrop to their characters, which […]