February 6, 2015
Just Read || The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu
Also, the film was utterly confusing, and I really don't think you would understand it unless you've read the book first. Certain scenes in the film were simply trippy, such as Jack's first dance with Miss Acacia and him being attacked by Jack the Ripper.
Regardless, the book really is wonderful. Malzieu is a French singer and his talent as a songwriter comes through clearly in the imaginative, evocative, and seductive poetry of his prose. His descriptions of scenery, landscapes, events, and even people is beautifully done, and his characters are effortlessly interesting and have depth.
I have been left very interested in the work of his band Dionysos, although I am sadly French-less :) What is really impressive, though, is that Malzieu thinks of his books as films as he writing them: he even composes a soundtrack around the story, and I guess this is where the basis for the film came from. The film is quite arty and has won a few awards.
Have you read the book or seen the film? What did you think?