Jerry and I returned about an hour ago (when I wrote this post) from seeing the movie, Interstellar. Over the last month, I’ve had several friends rave about the movie, but somehow, other than knowing it was a movie about the earth in trouble and some people going into space to find another place for mankind to live, I managed to stay ignorant of any details.
What a movie experience. Truly. I loved Gravity last year, but I loved Interstellar even more. Far more. Over an hour later, I still feel the movie reverberating inside of me. And I marvel at the mind(s) that created this story, first in a script and then in visuals.
Oh, how I love it when a story carries me away, when it captures my imagination and won’t let me go.
Recently, I read an advanced copy of a novel by a fairly new author. As with this movie, I was swept up into the story (set before the start of the Revolutionary War), and I was captivated right through to the very end.
It’s amazing to me, the power of story. I don’t like to analyze it overly much. I simply like to step into it and become part of it. And as a writer, I always hope to do the same for my readers.
How about you? What was the last story (book or movie) that pulled you in and wouldn’t let you go, even after you reached the end?