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  1. Tosh Tosh says:

    I think most of us are aware of the TV show Bewitched right Well it s based on Thorne Smith s last novel Passionate Witch The big difference with the novel is that it has dark overtones with respect to married relationships The Witch here is really a witch She puts spells on women she feel is putting the moves on her husband And the husband just wants a piece of mind and some space Weird book But overall you can t go wrong with Throne Smith Why this man is so underrated is beyond I think most of us are aware of the TV show Bewitched right Well it s based on Thorne Smith s last novel Passionate Witch The big difference with the novel is that it has dark overtones with respect to married relationships The Witch here is really a witch She puts spells on women she feel is putting the moves on her husband And the husband just wants a piece of mind and some space Weird book But overall you can t go wrong with Throne Smith Why this man is so underrated is beyond me He really reflects the Depression Years in big city America with all the hopes and dreams, which basically ends up in some swanky bar with a couple of supernatural situations.For those who love fantasy and F Scott


  2. K.A. Ashcomb K.A. Ashcomb says:

    This was a hard book to find in a physical form Then I came across it The Night Life of the Gods in a local secondhand bookstore, I got exhilarated The book I found was a pocket edition from the 40s, costing then 0,25 which means 319,19 when you take inflation into a count Inflation what a nice thing and that was sarcasm, just that you know I m not a fan of inflation, but we can get to my views about economics in some other post If I was to buy the same product today, it would cost This was a hard book to find in a physical form Then I came across it The Night Life of the Gods in a local secondhand bookstore, I got exhilarated The book I found was a pocket edition from the 40s, costing then 0,25 which means 319,19 when you take inflation into a count Inflation what a nice thing and that was sarcasm, just that you know I m not a fan of inflation, but we can get to my views about economics in some other post If I was to buy the same product today, it would cost me 1,84 I don t know if you find any of that useful or interesting, but I had to check it out, I was feeling curious And you know what happens to curious people, they inherit the earth I will stick with that notion.I couldn t wait to get home with my findings, real treasures I take books over gold anytime Which is stupid as with gold you could buybooks, but then again wouldn t there be an unnecessary extra step I m sorry, I should get to reviewing the book The first fifty pages were like I had hoped that feeling of magic and silliness what you get from Bewitched written in an elegant form I was happy to read it, despite somewhat outdated views about women and their roles in the home, society, and in marriage Then the writer didn t know what to do with his passionate witch and he ruined everything The story took a wrong turn if that is even possible.I didn t mind this being a horror version of Bewitched The witch being nasty, dark, and sensual I didn t mind the somewhat oldish view when it comes to witches sacrifices, riding goats, and bite marks from you know who And I loved that the twist I didn t like, made the book turn into pondering about what if you could read others mind how that would affect your life But nothing of that had to do with anything the story proposed me in the first pages And I say again either Thorne Smith or Mr Matson who finished the story after Smith death didn t know how to deal with the passionate witch and with the tension between her and the main character Mr Wooly.I wanted to stand up to barricades and protest what was done to the book and the witch Okay, I m partial to witches as well you know already that I have this partiality to aliens, monsters, and other horrible beings from the great beyond And yes we have already established that I m twisted I find witches fascinating and have been intrigued by them since my childhood Maybe that has to do something with my grandma, hm There is something empowering, secretive, and sensual with women who can do magic And here is a good time to tell you I was thought to be one two days ago I went hiking with my husband in a local forest and I have this fisherman s hat with a witchy tip We came across with a family and their son asked me if I was a witch and I said, I guess you can think me as one Or something along the line And now I m not sure if I should have inflicted such a memory to the poor boy Was I wicked or did I make his life richer His mother told me embarrassed after the boy asked me the question, they had been talking about witches only a moment ago as they made through the enchanted forest Poor boy I defense of my hat it is useful When we got home, my husband found three flies which suck blood in his hair and I didn t have a single one My witchy fisherman s hat repelled them away There is magic after all Back to my disappointment The way the book dealt with the witch wasn t how you should treat a witch They can be reasonable if you talked to them instead of pushing them aside The book was clearly about the duality of women the whore the passionate witch and the mother Mr Wooly s love interest , and how men struggle with them The writer joked with those issues Luckily witches come in all sizes and shapes and very different mindsets nowadays I think Bewitched got it better That said, I understand the book was a product of its time When I read it, I didn t mind the gender roles, and I understood them, but what I minded was how the writer s inability to deal with the passionate witch broke the story The part I m talking about has to do with trees and being hit on the head If you find this book, read it and make up your own mind Maybe you are partial to witches like me and found the book disappointment or don t think the point I m talking about ruins the story at all and find the book rightly silly to read and lighten up your mood which it does, if you don t take seriously things like does it work was a witch and I said, I guess you can think me as one Or something along the line And now I m not sure if I should have inflicted such a memory to the poor boy Was I wicked or did I make his life richer His mother told me after the boy asked me that, that they had been talking about witches only a moment ago as they made through the enchanted forest Poor boy I defense of my hat it is very useful When we got home, my husband found three flies which suck blood in his hair and I didn t have a single one My witchy fisherman s hat repelled them away There is magic after all Back to the barricades The way the book dealt with the witch wasn t how you should treat a witch They can be reasonable if you just talked to them instead of pushing them aside The book was clearly about the duality of women the whore the passionate witch and the mother Mr Wooly s love interest And this doesn t have to be the case, and luckily it isn t any Witches come in all sizes and shapes and very different mindsets I think Bewitched got it better That said, I understand the book was a product of its time When I read it, I didn t mind the gender roles and I understood them, but what I minded was how the writer s inability to deal with the passionate witch broke the story The part I m talking about has to do with trees and being hit on the head If you find this book, read it and make up your own mind


  3. Jane Greene Jane Greene says:

    Thorne Smith s book The Passionate Witch was published in 1941 It was his final book and he was unable to finish it before his death It was completed by Norman Matson Mr Smith s book is said to be the seed idea for the TV show Bewitched The Passionate Witch was a frivolous but entertaining book For a 1940 s book it was quite racy and contained nudity, cheating, heavy drinking and cross dressing The story begins with a well respected businessman who maintains a very healthy and Chris Thorne Smith s book The Passionate Witch was published in 1941 It was his final book and he was unable to finish it before his death It was completed by Norman Matson Mr Smith s book is said to be the seed idea for the TV show Bewitched The Passionate Witch was a frivolous but entertaining book For a 1940 s book it was quite racy and contained nudity, cheating, heavy drinking and cross dressing The story begins with a well respected businessman who maintains a very healthy and Christian lifestyle and does not imbibe in alcohol His world changes when he rescues a beautiful naked woman from a fire The dialog is humorous and witty The characters are colorful and interesting The book also contains cartoon like illustrations


  4. Lynn Demsky Lynn Demsky says:

    Thorne Smith s books are a spot on gem to read and much better than the movies based on many of his books An adorable adaption of a father and daughter who were burned as witches at a tree almost 300 years ago Just before dying a curse is put on the Woolly families men all their love ventures would end in disaster In 1942 lightening strikes the tree bringing the two witches back to life All chaos, amusement and laughter begins in a delightful adventure The tale ends as the Witches decid Thorne Smith s books are a spot on gem to read and much better than the movies based on many of his books An adorable adaption of a father and daughter who were burned as witches at a tree almost 300 years ago Just before dying a curse is put on the Woolly families men all their love ventures would end in disaster In 1942 lightening strikes the tree bringing the two witches back to life All chaos, amusement and laughter begins in a delightful adventure The tale ends as the Witches decide they were better off in their tree I laughed out loud so many times and smile broadly every time I think of the tale


  5. Carol Colfer Carol Colfer says:

    Not a big fan The book was published in 1941, which made the historical context slightly interesting, but it was sexist, silly as intended , and not particularly amusing Its subtitle is The Ribald Story of a Shy Millionaire who Married a Witch Perhaps that should have told me enough to avoid reading it I almost quit in the middle.


  6. Laurent Szklarz Laurent Szklarz says:

    witty old fashioned and great


  7. Colleen Colleen says:

    This was a quirky, entertaining book Apparently, Bewitched the TV show is based on this book.


  8. Samantha Samantha says:

    Not what I expected a few funny bits but unfortunately it was completely different from the film and quite risqu for the time


  9. Catherine Cavendish Catherine Cavendish says:

    Remember Bewitched It was based on this


  10. Appoline Piotrowski Appoline Piotrowski says:

    Some people seem to think a library is just a place where to dump old books under the pretense of donating So I recently ended up with two boxes worth of stuff dug up from some grandparent s attic I tend not to refuse donations right away, because well, you never know, and you always need a classic book or two for kids who have to read them for class Also I have trouble saying no These boxes were, from a library s standpoint, worthless we do not need your Reader s Digest from 1972, people Some people seem to think a library is just a place where to dump old books under the pretense of donating So I recently ended up with two boxes worth of stuff dug up from some grandparent s attic I tend not to refuse donations right away, because well, you never know, and you always need a classic book or two for kids who have to read them for class Also I have trouble saying no These boxes were, from a library s standpoint, worthless we do not need your Reader s Digest from 1972, people Nor the 80s erotica books , but among all that stuff I found this book, which was a surprise in itself I heard of the movie before, but was unaware of a pre existing novel So I dug in it after cutting all the pages open, which was a task in itself So glad we got rid of it First this is not a translation, but an adaptation , so I wonder how much s been lost in it, and whether the charmingly obsolete style belongs to the author or to the French guy who had to rewrite it.Second The book has been completed and published posthumously, so I wonder how much of the end was Thorne s own A mystery for the ages.Thirdly this is heavily satirical and thus very entertaining to read I feared sexist overtones it was written in 1941 after all but, since all the characters are laughable and laughed at , it isn t as blatant as other books from the same era Only the good girl character is boring, of course And the end is a bit underwhelming and predictable.But all in all, it was a distracting read, quite funny, and I wouldn t mind reading other books by Thorne Smith.I haven t seen the movie, but as far as I know, it has little to do with the novel apart from the premise.In conclusion a good find, but don t let this review let you think it s okay to donate boxes of junk to your library


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