The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water

It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day.Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center’s most sensitive asset e...


Details The Shape of Water

TitleThe Shape of Water
ISBN9781250165343
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Romance, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Horror
Rating

Reviews The Shape of Water

  • Sophia Triad
    2017-12-12
    “Man should be better than monsters.”“Ah, but who are the monsters?” I have always had a soft spot for misunderstood monsters who are unreasonably feared. The key work here is “unreasonably”. When their life or the life of their beloved is threatened of course they are allowed to become vicious.And it’s not just me. I am sure that most of you know that there is a huge number of fans that enjoy PNR books i.e. paranormal romance, mon...
  • Jolene Haack
    2018-03-09
    Husband: You're already finished that?Me: Yup.Husband: Didn't you start it today?Me: Yesterday.Husband: Still! Was there fish sex?Me: Yeah. (gentle readers it was not graphic)Husband: SERIOUSLY?!?!Me: It's about social outcasts! About seeing someone as they are, in a way that no one else sees them!Husband: Yeah but still.Me: But he's a man!Husband: STILL.Me: He's a man, babe. Husband: ...............still
  • Huda Yahya
    2018-03-15
    هذا العمل مخصص لمن يحبون لإبقاء على روح الحلم في الواقعلمن يعيشون مغمضين عيونهم نصف إغماضةللمنبوذين الذين اختاروا العزلة أو فرضت عليهموهو أيضا لكل شخص لم يتعلم بعد أن ينظر داخل أرواح الناس ويفتش عن خباياهمليتعلم كيف يكون الحب***كلنا قرأنا الحكايا...
  • Jilly
    2018-03-24
    The book is awesome, as long as you remind yourself to stay in the moment. The fantasy. The UNreality. Because, if not, you will be thinking weird shit, like me. See, I'm a weird shit thinker. I'll let you know where my twisted mind went in just a second.First, about the book. It has multiple POV's and is about an amphibious man-like creature that the army found in the Amazon and immediately captured to study it in the lab. It sounds about right....
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2018-04-10
    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsTHE SHAPE OF WATER is a strange book. For a variety of reasons.1. Dual film/book release, which, to my knowledge, has never been done before.2. It’s only 312 pages long, but it has a cumulative 130 chapters (split into four sections). That’s an average of 2.4 pages per chapter. In the past, I’ve knocked an entire star off my overall rating of a book if a mere portion of it felt choppy and chaotic b/c short chapters. ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2018-03-11
    A Brilliant Novelizations...For a Magical Movie..Of Hope and Acceptance and Love
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2018-03-26
    4.5 StarsBuddy read at 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 fri...
  • Bark
    2018-04-02
    If you don’t know the story yet, The Shape of Water is about a Sea God that is captured by an evil man who considers himself a Jungle God. The Sea God is taken to laboratory where he is held captive and subjected to torture by human monsters who want to destroy this thing they don’t understand. A mute janitor named Elisa shows him kindness and brings him eggs and music and they fall in love.If you’ve ever had a little secret crush on The Cr...
  • Jo
    2018-04-09
    Buddy read with the wonderful weekly UF Wednesday group over at BB&B. To love,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 charac...
  • Alexandra
    2018-03-06
    Poetic, beautiful, far more emotional than the movie. Some scenes were different than the movie but still, this is one of the few times where both book and movie have amazed me equally!
  • Sara Saif
    2018-03-15
    I was beyond excited for this. Ever since I saw the trailer. I haven’t seen the film which only made me more curious for it. Pan’s Labrynth and Pacific Rim are two of my all-time favorite films. I love them with all my heart and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen them. This looked to be similar and it was, the Guillermo Del Toro visual aesthetic was leaping off the page, the imagery was vivid in my mind, its sharpness booste...
  • « Court (Take the Read) »
    2018-03-09
    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 i...
  • Rusty Grey
    2018-03-16
    Frankly . I wouldn't have read this book if it wasn't based on the movie . I haven't yet watched it . But it has won the Oscar for best picture and is directed by one of my favorite directors . The Shape Of Water is a romance drama story with fantastical elements set in the backdrop of the Cold War . If this was only a book , I wouldn't even have given it a chance. Elisa Esposito , a mute woman , works as a cleaning woman in a secret government ...
  • Emily
    2018-02-25
    I won’t soon forget this incredible book. From everything I had read about it, I thought it would stray from the movie more significantly, but the ways it did were the ways in which I needed more from the story. The chapters from the creatures perspective had me gasping for breath; Kraus’ writing style shines in Strickland as well as the creature itself. I am in love.
  • Sabrina
    2018-03-10
    4.25 Sterne ⭐😄Das Buch (und auch der Film) sind ein wahres Erlebnis und haben beide eine ganz eigene Athmosphäre. Ich hatte das Gefühl, in eine komplett andere Welt einzutauchen 👌Mein absolutes Highlight waren die liebevoll gestalteten Nebencharaktere Giles und Zelda, die Elisa immer zur Seite standen ❤ 4.25 Sterne ⭐️😄Das Buch (und auch der Film) sind ein wahres Erlebnis und haben beide eine ganz eigene Athmosphäre. Ich hatt...
  • Lalla
    2018-03-21
    8/10
  • Ana
    2018-04-03
    “The most intelligent of creatures often make the fewest sounds.” This was such a lovely surprise & a super-fast read, since I was already familiar with the romantic absurdity of it all. Also, it was far more emotional and more suspenseful than the film, if you can believe it.I was not a huge fan of the film because, to me, apart from the stunning visuals and the music, the story itself was bland and rather limited. The book, however, is quit...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    2018-04-08
    Buddy read with the Wednesday Group of BB&BI really didn't expect to like this book. I struggled a lot in the beginning to keep going because I couldn't connect with the Elise. The writing also didn't help as it's too slow paced and somehow languid like the current of the Amazon itself. By the end I still felt disconnected from this world but yet the story resonated with a part of me that knows that despite it being fiction The Shape of Water dep...
  • Vashti
    2018-04-11
    Wow!!!! will review soon.
  • Errin Stevens
    2018-02-04
    This movie was STUNNING. I can see clearly the three places the producers could have changed the scene to make the rating PG13 instead of R... and I'm so glad they didn't. The little bit of grit adds an edginess that made the narrative real and emotionally gripping. I'm not just saying this because of what I write: this is a must-see!
  • Amanda Kratz
    2018-03-11
    This is a very strange book. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the writing style but I liked the story. Many of the characters served less as characters in the story but more of world building to show how people were treated in the 1960s. I have not seen the movie yet but I would like to.So plot: As my husband summed up “Grinding Nemo.” A mute woman falls in love with a fish/man who is being held captive in a research facility in the 1960s during...
  • Realini
    2018-01-20
    Shape of Water, writer, director Guillermo del ToroThis is a highly acclaimed film.It has the biggest number of nominations for the upcoming BAFTA Awards.And the British are serious about almost everything, including motion pictures.It is a strange narrative, about which Seth Meyers joked at the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony.The Shape of Water had been nominated for Golden Globes as well.It has won in the category of Best Director for the outstand...
  • Arwen56
    2018-04-12
    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 c...
  • صهبا
    2018-03-07
    Unable to perceive the shape of you. I find you all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with your love, It humbles my head, for you are everywhereسناریو(کتاب) رو از پرداختِ کلّی فیلم بیشتر دوست داشتم. جفتشون کششی که انتظار میرفت رو ایجاد نکردند البته ولی برایندشون راضیکننده بود. اسمِ اینجور محتواها رو گذاشتم «ز...
  • Jessie
    2018-04-06
    At first few pages I was doubtful, feeling that this might be a plain, self aware novelization of a powerfully beautiful film.But I was wrong, the book filled each of the character’s lives with details and more. So what we end up with is the full panorama shot of the way that all of the characters’ lives intersect and vibrate with each other and within the world. The book is a resplendent fairy tale and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys...
  • Pawit Mahattanasing
    2018-03-25
    - ยอดเยียมทุกประการ อานจบแลวกราบ 3 ครัง- ชอบการเกลียบทบาทใหตัวละคร ไมเทนำหนักใหโดดเดนเฉพาะคูรัก- คุณเคยรูสึกแปลกแยกบางไหมละ? บางทีคุณอาจเปนสัตวประหลาดดวยเหมือ...
  • Aja James
    2018-04-08
    So, this is a bit of a cheat - I was going to buy the book, then realized it was $20+, and decided to watch the movie instead. Really liked the movie. Lots of subtext, made you think. Great artistic ambiance. The "hug" scene was especially rivetting. Definitely deserved the Oscars.