Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Book Review- Little Men

For the audiobook challenge, women's challenge and hard core re-reading challenge I re-read Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Men.

I know a lot of people like this one better than Little Women but I am not one of them. To be honest, I thought I would... but I didn't. It's still good though. :) Now of course this was a re-read but it's been awhile since I first read it so in a lot of ways it was like reading it for the first time.
My main complaint with the novel was that it took a very childlike view of God, Christianity and life. If you're just kind and love someone enough eventually they will love you too. That's not how life works and that's not a Christian view either. Feel free to argue with me about that.
Besides that though I did like it. :)
I enjoyed that it was about a bunch of boys, being a tomboy myself. That was a lot of fun and their antics were hilarious.
I guess I kind of forgot that Meg's husband died but that was horribly sad!
So overall enjoyable with minor qualms. :)
Fun fact... I guess there are film versions of Little Men.... a fact I was not aware of but I guess I probably never looked. However, from what I can tell from IMDB none of them are that great. However, if anyone has seen as decent version let me know because I'd be interested to watch one.

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  1. I haven't seen a film version, but I have watched a Canadian made tv show version, which was pretty good. I don't know how close it stuck to the book, because it's been a long time since I've read it, but it was pretty enjoyable. It's called "Jo's Boys", which isn't quite right since that is also the name of the sequel following Little Men, isn't it?

    1. That is the name of the sequel following Little Men. That's interesting though. I'll look into it.

  2. I've seen the 1998 Little Men, with Mariel Hemingway as Jo. I thought it was decent. :) Here's the trailer:

  3. I've read "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys", and they were both good books, although I don't think either was as good as "Little Women".

    I haven't seen any film adaptations of the book so far, but the 1998 one looks pretty good.

    ~Lydia~ <3

    1. No, neither are as good as Little Women. Thanks!

  4. John Brooke dies?! Noooooo:'(

    I haven't read this yet, but I'll get around to it eventually:) Awesome review, as always!

    1. Sorry... should have said spoilers. :( Yes he does... how have you not read it? You disappoint me! ;)

    2. It's okay; I actually like spoilers so I'm prepared. Really, I do:)

      Heehee, well, I plan to read it soon;)


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