Introducing The Sound of Violet! Desperate to find a soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism and trusting nature keep him from realizing that she’s actually a prostitute.
Shawn thinks he’s found a potential wife while Violet thinks she’s found a ticket out of her trapped life. This funny and dramatic award-winning story takes all kinds of twists and turns and has been adapted into a major motion picture.
My Thoughts on The Sound of Violet
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I don’t know much about autism, so this was a good way of learning that those living with it can live relatively normal lives. (If there is such a thing as a normal life). You find out about Sean’s autism slowly. First, the way he acts at a party, then he talks about it on a date with Violet. And, finally, Sean’s grandmother says something briefly about it to Violet when they first meet. Sean doesn’t like to be touched which makes his quest to find his soulmate tough. Romantic relationships have a heavy physical element. So, you wonder, how he is ever going to be able to maintain a marriage.
That hooked me in. Next, you meet Violet. Violet is a lost soul working as a prostitute to get by. She lives with her pimp which makes things even more interesting. The way her pimp treats her is the way autism controls Sean. While they are two different hardships, it is those hardships that bring Violet and Sean together.
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The Sound of Violet movie does the book justice. Cason Thomas and Cora Cleary are very similar to what I had imagined in my head Sean and Violet to be. Film Threat says, “Bold and engaging. A more serious take on Pretty Woman.” I agree that it is very reminiscent of Pretty Woman. It is a full-hearted book and film that you’ll want to watch. You can stream or buy it on Amazon Prime, Apple Movies, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon DVD & Blu-ray, Walmart Blu-ray, and DVD
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