It is 1962, and Elisa Espositomute her whole life, orphaned as a childis struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimores Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesnt know how shed make it through the day.Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Centers most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotionsand Elisa cant keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisas sole reason to live.But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming....
|Title||:||The Shape of Water|
|Number of Pages||:||315 pages|
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The Shape of Water Reviews
Third person, Multi-POV, HAE. Standalone.
Try to imagine it. Eons of loneliness, and then one day, your ellipses peaks toward that of another planet and there is a gasp of nearness. Wouldn't you try to make the most of it? Wouldn't you, too, combust and flare and explode if you had to?
It's been a long time since I've experienced a book like this. The fantasy aspect drew me in, but the souls of the people telling the story kept me reading. It's intelligent, sometimes horrifying, and eventually a ...more
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This was a beautifully told story about so many individuals that just didn’t fit into the time or place they were born into and how each touched the others life. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The prose is beautiful and it helped me connect to each of the characters in a different way.
It makes me want to protect Elisa, our mute heroine that finds little ways to defy authority and be the woman she is. She is a good friend to those she cares for and so easy to love in he ...more
Solita favoletta che prevede il “cattivissimo” (sempre uguale a se stesso e irriducibile nel percorrere la strada sbagliata), la “bella” (ama tutti gli essere diversi, deboli o altrimenti indifesi), la “bestia” (ha qualche difettuccio, ma nell’insieme possiede l’animo più nobile dell’universo) e, naturalmente, i comprimari di diverso genere che aiutano gli eroi nel loro epico cammino.
Il finale avrei dovuto immaginarmelo, dato che la mia maestra di prima elementare me l’ha insegnato: i pesci sono ...more
What a weird, magical, romantic movie! The colors (green and red) reminded me a lot of the french movie Amélie, but it's much less innocent. I thought that Eliza Esposito would be a Mexican who met the monster as a kid, and he marked her to know her later, and by the end she will be like him an Amphibian, and her voice would return to her... that didn't happen though, I guess my imagination is even wilder than the movie.
Buddy read with the wonderful weekly UF Wednesday group over at BB&B.
In its many forms and shapes.
The dedication of this book sums up so perfectly just what this book is about.
It’s about being different, struggling in the box the world tries to force you into because it can’t understand and accept your difference and finally breaking free to fight for those you love.
I absolutely loved the beautiful writing, the amazing characters, their depth of feelings whether it was from...more
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