The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro

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The Shape of Water Read Online Free - The most celebrated movie of the year is now the must-read novel of 2018.

"[A] phenomenally enrapturing and reverberating work of art in its own right...[that] vividly illuminates the minds of the characters, greatly enhancing our understanding of their temperaments and predicaments and providing more expansive and involving story lines." —Booklist

Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking love story.

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 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 emotions…and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s 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.

Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film—The Shape of Water is unlike anything you’ve ever read or seen.

“Most movie novelizations do little more than write down what audiences see on the screen. But the novel that’s accompanying Guillermo del Toro’s new movie The Shape of Water is no mere adaptation. Co-author Daniel Kraus’ book and the film tell the same story, of a mute woman who falls in love with an imprisoned and equally mute creature, in two very different ways.” —io9

Title : The Shape of Water
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ISBN : 1250165342
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Sophia rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2018

“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 viciou...

Huda rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2018

هذا العمل مخصص لمن يحبون لإبقاء على روح الحلم في الواقع لمن يعيشون مغمضين عيونهم نصف إغماضة للمنبوذين الذين اختاروا العزلة أو فرضت عليهم وهو أيضا لكل شخص لم يتعلم بعد أن ينظر داخل أرواح الناس ويفتش عن خباياهم ليتعلم كيف يكون الحب *** كلنا قرأنا الحكايات القديمة المعروفة عن ازميرالدا و كوازيمودو أو الجميل...

Mohammed rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2018

A Brilliant Novelizations... For a Magical Movie..

Jolene rated it ★★★★☆

March 09, 2018

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 the...

Alexandra rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

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 rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2018

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 t...

« Court (Take the Read) » rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2018

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...

Sabrina rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2018

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 st...

Rusty rated it ★★★☆☆

March 16, 2018

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...

Emily rated it ★★★★★

February 25, 2018

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...

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