Thursday, January 03, 2008

Book Review: The colour of light by William Goldman

The Colour of Light centers on Chub, a good guy who grew up in midwest America in the 1960's and always dreamed of being a writer living in New York. The first part of the book centres on Chub during his college days, where he meets his best friend Two Brew and falls for the prettiest girl on campus. The second part of the book shows Chub living his dream and the final part of the book is about, in part, what happens when that dream falls apart.
William Goldman, apart from being a very successful screenwriter (Butch Cassidy and the Sun dance Kid, The Ghost and the Darkness), also wrote The Princess Bride. The Colour of Light is very different from the former novel, but his light, readable style is recognizable. This novel shows the highs and lows of being a writer, but it is also about life, friendships, coping with your past, relationships and the success of failure. There is even some mystery thrown in for good measure. I don't think it will be the best book I'll read this year, but I couldn't put it down and I certainly enjoyed it, so I will give it 7/10.


The Monster said...

I have just catched up on the posts that i have misssed due to being on hols and being lazy. What a year you had - i must prepare a list of the 2007 hot items. You forgot petting Karli. Looking forward to lots of posts

Inkpot said...

I did't forget petting Karli, I included it in my number one - going to New Zealand. It was some year all right. This year is going to be even better. Good to see you back on line Monster. :)