The Shape of Water

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 It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito?mute her whole life, orphaned as a child?is struggling with her humdrum e...

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Title:The Shape of Water
Author:Guillermo del Toro
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Shape of Water
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:315 pages pages

The Shape of Water Reviews

  • Jolene Haack
    Mar 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 ...
  • Bark
    Apr 02, 2018
    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 a laboratory where he is held captive and subjected to torture by human monsters who want to destroy this thing they don?...
  • Emily
    Feb 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; K...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 13, 2018
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/28/... Described as one half of a ?bold two-tiered release?, The Shape of Water is the companion novel to the Guillermo del Toro film of the same name. But what exactly does this mean? Curiosity piqued, I decide...
  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    Jan 28, 2018
    What a weird, magical, romantic movie! The colors (green and red) reminded me a lot of the french movie Amlie, 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 l...
  • Carol
    Apr 22, 2018
    4.5 Stars.....After finally deciding to watch the movie (that I enjoyed MUCH more than I thought I would) just had to checkout what Guillermo del Toro did with the book....and so glad I did!....The setting is Cold War era America 1962, and unlike the flick, the novel begins with a huma...
  • Huda Yahya
    Mar 15, 2018
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  • Aja James
    Apr 08, 2018
    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. ...
  • Alex
    Mar 13, 2018
    Ultimamente non scrivo molte recensioni, mancanza di tempo, voglia... ma su questo libro devo dire la mia. Guillermo del Toro senza dubbio un uomo con una grande immaginazione, un regista visionario e talentuoso ma, non avendo mai letto nulla di suo, mi sono approcciata a questa le...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Apr 10, 2018
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads THE 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 ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Mar 11, 2018
    A Brilliant Novelizations... For a Magical Movie.. Of Hope and Acceptance and Love ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Mar 26, 2018
    4.5 Stars Buddy 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 ea...
  • Jo
    Apr 09, 2018
    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 b...
  • Malacorda
    May 10, 2018
    ...and the oscar goes to... Questa lettura presta inesorabilmente il fianco ad un bilancio (per quanto provvisorio) delle peggiori letture del 2018. Se ho assegnato due stelline alla Romano, a Zeichen e ? per motivi opposti ? alla Meyer, qui proprio non posso andare oltre la st...
  • Pippa DaCosta
    Mar 26, 2018
    Not gonna lie, I just wanna read this for the fish sex and the cat eating. ...
  • Alexandra
    Mar 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! ...
  • Jilly
    Mar 24, 2018
    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 h...
  • Sabrina
    Mar 10, 2018
    4.25 Sterne ?? Das Buch (und auch der Film) sind ein wahres Erlebnis und haben beide eine ganz eigene Athmosphre. Ich hatte das Gefhl, in eine komplett andere Welt einzutauchen ? Mein absolutes Highlight waren die liebevoll gestalteten Nebencharaktere Giles und Zelda, die...
  • Tina Haigler
    Jun 27, 2018
    4 1/2 stars! This book was beautiful. I can't think of any other way to describe it. The story, the characters, the words themselves. It was all beautiful. The best way I can think of to describe the way this book made me feel is I'm a shoreline and the words in this book are the w...
  • Jaya
    May 12, 2018
    My second movie-to-book-adaptation. Very satisfactory read (both). Why am I surprised that both (movies) were made by the same guy! I vote for more such movie-to-book things! There are so many that I would love to read as a story. If all the powers that be is/are listening i.e. ...
  • Sara Saif
    Mar 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 ...
  • ✨ Kaira ✨
    Jun 26, 2018
    Plot - 5 Writing style - 3.75 Characters - 4 Romance - 3.75 In which a beautiful 33-year-old mute fell in love with an amphibian man. ? plot - I still haven't watch the movie though I can assure you, I will but forgive me, my friends but I don't think I can digest the s...
  • Sophia Triad
    Dec 12, 2017
    ?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 a...
  • Anniebananie
    Jun 15, 2018
    Ok lasst mich klarstellen: auch wenn ich laut goodreads fast einen Monat gebraucht habe um dieses Buch zu beenden stimmt das so nicht ganz. Denn eigentlich hab ich das Buch an 2 Nachmittagen beendet, nur lagen diese Nachmittage leider recht weit auseinander ??? Der Grund ist, ...
  • Lalla
    Mar 21, 2018
    8/10 ...
  • « Court (Take the Read) »
    Mar 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 h...
  • Maria
    Mar 05, 2018
    congratulations on the oscars! ????? ...
  • Rusty Grey
    Mar 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 backdr...
  • Lieblingsleseplatz
    Apr 25, 2018
    Elisaist stumm und putzt in einem geheimen US?Militrlabor. Dort entdeckt sie ein Wasserwesen, das dort gefangen gehalten wird. Nun ist es ja in den 60ern so, dass kaum jemand einer Frau Gehr schenkt ? schon gar keiner stummen Frau? aber der Wassermann schon. Er ?hrt? ...
  • Arwen56
    Apr 12, 2018
    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 p...