Recently, I have been hooked up on reading books, no matter what they are really fantasy, autobiographies, documentaries, and to an extent (and sometimes when I am hungry) cook books. Most of you know that a lot of these books (well not the cook books) are adapted into movies. These movies according to their appeal gain a lot of money.
Anyway, as a recent avid reader of novels I wanted to discuss the atmosphere a book or a movie portrays to the reader or viewer. Of course depending on the movie or book the atmosphere changes say for example The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank portrays a totally different atmosphere as that of say The Twilight Saga. It really depends on your taste to decide on which movie you'd like to watch.
More importantly I wanted to talk about fiction books as they usually are the most interesting, and for a reason. A lot of fiction books or movies create their own world, this world often requires you to mentally form an image (well in books mainly) this really helps with your imagination and increases your capacity to think beyond what's given; as in, if a book says a garden full of flowers you would - not intentionally - form a mental image of the garden, what types of flowers, how large, what would be in it, how would the characters look based on your perception of how the author portrayed them.
The Harry Potter phenomenon that started at the end of the last century has created a world, no matter how brutal the world is on the main character the world still seemed so magical, it was something so important for avid Harry Potter readers (like I am of course). I remember watching the first movie in theaters, even though I was merely an 8 year old girl whom was taken to the movie firstly out of curiosity and second because my whole family is Harry Potter crazed. Anyway, the point is ever since then I have dreamed of being in their world, have ever so wished wands did do what they did in the movie, and wished I would be sent to Hogwarts in the fall and come back in the Summer.
In addition to that, lets discuss twilight, the book is - in my opinion better than the movie- and I think the romance between the vampire and a human was a classic movie that I think would never get old. The dangers she goes through, the emotions she faces, the adrenaline, it all makes us want what Bella has (well not all) but of course it engages us in the world of mystery and danger. The atmosphere makes us readily involved in the plot and because the writer is very descriptive it is like we are bystanders in the book itself. That is what a good writer always tries to obtain, the involvement of the readers.
In conclusion, I think the atmosphere of any book is really important because we need to visualize and put ourselves in the main character's shoes to really love the story. I also believe that fictional movies are the most entertaining and interesting books out there...
What about you, have you read any books that engage you to take part in it?
Have you ever really read a book that you loved because of the atmosphere it creates?
P.S: 13 more days to go until the final Harry Potter Movie! Overwhelming: