Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (5)

Cornelia Funke is a German author who is the third most popular children's author in Germany, behind the infamous J.K. Rowling and R.L. Stine. Good company to be in. I enjoy reading a well-written juvenile, especially one that is over 500 pages long, because a book that long has the high probability of following Heinlein's dictum on writing juvenile novels: "Take a young protagonist, write the best story you can, and leave out all the sex and bad words, and you'll have a saleable juvenile." Happily, this book meets those qualifications.

Meggie is twelve-year-old girl whose father is a refurbisher of books. Her mother disappeared when she was three, but she and her father, whom she calls "Mo", have lived a pleasant life enriched by a love of books and reading. Then one day a disreputable looking character named Dustfinger appears in their lives, calls Mo by the name of Silvertongue and tells him that Capricorn is after him and wants the book.

With that, their lives are changed forever.

Inkheart is the name of the book Capricorn is looking for.

Always on the look out for a good children's book I picked this book up over 3 years ago now ... Every Christmas a tradition in our wee family we travel down to the bookstore in the City and pick up a new book. On this particular year INKHEART was what I picked ... I loved the cover and the caption "DARE TO READ IT ALOUD"

Every nite in our house my children and I would be on the edge of our seats waiting to see what would unfold .... I would only read a chapter but to honest (that rarely happened because we wanted to know what happened so more like a few chapters ... lol ) Cornelia's style of writing is lovely and the characters are brilliant ... Takes me back to my days as a child reading the likes of Narnia .... New worlds, New Things, New Hero's

The girl in the book Meggie is just so like able and her father is lovely ... There is a great mystery as to what this book of INKHEART is and what power that it has ... Who is Dustfinger and these other strange names?

What if you had the power to bring to life anything you read out aloud .....

There is going to be movie coming out next year which is based on the trilogy ... Abit disappointed that they are not making them into 3 movies because that would be brill but know .... And there is a huge spoiler alert if you haven't read all the three novels and just go and see the movie as they have majorly condensed it ... Anyway enjoy the trailer ...

I loved, Loved, Loved this book and will write my reviews later on the other books ...

Brilliant Children's Book ... And excellent Adult read as well ... lol

I rate this 5*****

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