This certainly isn't going to be a 5 star worthy book for everyone. It probably wouldn't have been for me if it had not given such a deeper understanding of my all-time favorite movie. Even the movie is not for everyone but I fell in love with the music, and the oddness and I just love it . Unfortunately , with the making of the Wicker Man a series of mishaps followed and viewers were , sadly, left with a small portion of the movie that we were meant to see . This book brought such a deeper layer to the deeply religious , hapless Sergeant Howie . It gave such a deeper layer that I am, in fact, re-watching the movie right now for probably the 50th time, with a whole new understanding . Much of the dialogue is verbatim and even the songs' lyrics are, often, written on the pages.
If you are one of the few that, like me, absolutely love the Wicker Man (not the terrible Nicholas Cage version , mind you) then you will likely enjoy the added layers of backstory and a much more deeply explained religion of the Summersisle residents. This book shows a side of Sergeant Howie that we never get acquainted to in the movie. It shows a man, deep in his Christian convictions who struggles with his own temptations and also with an upholding of the law. The book Howie tries to remain tolerant and respectful despite his growing unease with this apparently heathen community.
It is a great tragedy that viewers will never get to see the original, uncut Wicker Man as intended. This book has filled a hole and expanded my love of the classic movie.
- Publisher: Outlet (1 April 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 051753259X
- ISBN-13: 978-0517532591
- Package Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.7 x 3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 544 g
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item