Reviews of Blue Castle, the (1926)
Review by sahitya (2007-06-28)
Reviewing this book brings a great pleasure to me ,because i am getting a chance to review a great author who created strong heroines who stand in the memories of those who read them.This book "The blue castle" is not about kings queens or princess as the title suggests its about a women who is not so remarkable neither in beauty nor in intelligence ,but who has the god given gift of imagination which comes to her aid when life brings her a lot of misery .The most captivating aspect of this book ,though it is a romance ,both the hero and heroine are not people with whom you will fall in love with at first sight,when every romance is about a handsome man and a truly beautiful girl this book comes a refreshing change.It astonishes you with its relevance to today's world though it was written about 80 years ago ,the same old interfering relatives who make life hell ,the same society with its petty jealousies ,gossips etc,.this book will make you laugh ,smile ,cry,exclaim with surprise........it will take you to a land of dreams and leave you wanting for more .It is a book whose beauty is understood only when you read it.This warm old fashioned romantic comedy with its twists is a must read for all those who love good books!!!!!!!
(This review refers to the 1926 version titled “Blue Castle, the”)
Review by mennoknightgirl (2006-10-29)
This was one of the first Lucy Maud Montgomery books I read that was not apart of the "Anne of Green Gables" series. I was unsure of what to expect. The fact of the matter is that it turned out to be one of the best books I ever read. I might have been the fact that it personally hit home with the way Valancey's family treats her, but to see a grown woman come into her own later them most others was like a breath of fresh air. Not to take a "feminist" view point on this, but to see a female character be so strong and so outspoken in a novel of that time is amazing. I highly recomend this book to anyone who might have liked "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks.