The Wild Things by dave Eggers

I was ordering books on Amazon a while back when I came across this book. I know alot of people have gone to see the movie, and if not then they have at least heard of it or possibly read the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are”.

The novel is loosely based on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze. It’s about the many confusions of a young boy named Max who is trying to make his way in a world that he can’t control. His father has left him to live in the city and his mother spends most of her time with a younger boyfriend. His sister, with whom he used to be very close, is becoming a teenager and no longer has any interest in him. At the same time, or perhaps because of all this, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness and describes himself as “part wolf, part air” when he wears his full piece wolf suit that his mother and father bought him Christmases ago.

I have been reading the novel out loud to my boyfriend who is recovering from PRK surgery, and am about halfway through. The children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” was his favorite book growing up so I thought it would be an excellent no occasion kind of present, and sure enough he loves it. I’m really enjoying the novel myself, and can’t wait to read some more to him tonight!


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