Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Eat, Prey, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


Goodreads Description:
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans.

In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.

I could not for the life of me enjoy this book what so ever. I just couldn't.
This book is highly loved and I had no expectations out of it which should've been a warning. The reason I didn't like this book could maybe be due to the fact that I went into it without really wanting to read it. I have never seen the movie so maybe had I started with that, the pacing wouldn't have been so unbearably slow because I knew what to semi-expect. But no, that is not what happened and it is a little sad because this book bored me to the fact that now I am kind of refusing to watch the movie.
Liz just seems like a character that grew bored of her perfect life and decided to spice it up a little by doing things that personally would make me cringe. Maybe I am the overly precautions type but seriously, did she have no sense of self- preservation?

Recommend it?
I would say skip it and watch the movie.
Yeah, i just said THAT