House of Many Ways (Howl's Moving Castle #3)
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The book was written 18 years after book 2, 22 years after book 1, and 3 years before the author's death. Despite that the feel of the thing is quite in keeping with the earlier instalments.
Once again we start with a new per ...more
The magic was pretty boring, consisting of water pipes heating up/cooling down, food appearing when you say "Breakfast, please!", and doorways that lead to many places depending on which direction you turn. Whoop-dee-doo.
The plot was so, so slow-moving. And predictable. Maybe if it had just been one or the other I would have been more satisfied, but slow-moving and predictable? ...more
This particular story starts in ...more
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It did rather fail as a traditional novel for two reasons. First, there was nothing much holding it together thematically. Charmain's character development was interesting and coherent, but it had no real bearing on the endgame of the plot, beyond the fact that it allowed her to be ...more
Y me ha gustado sobre todo poder volver a ver a los personajes de El castillo ambulante, el primer libro de esta saga. Aunque este no llega a su nivel (es muy difícil alcanzarlo) sí es mejor que el segundo libro de la serie.
Le quito una estrellita por lo precipitado del último capítulo, pero es un libro que me ha gustad ...more
Though I liked Mr. Baker, the kobolds, and Calcifer, it is not enough even for two stars.
I'm having such a HUGE crush on Mrs. Diana Wynne Jones! I'm not sure you should trust me when it comes to her books.
Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite fantasy authors, growing up and now, and I was saddened by the news of her death. I can't say I'm overcome with emotion - as personal as some of her work is to me, its not like I knew her after all - but I wish I could put into words how I feel about her no longer being out there, writing new adventures and laughing at all of us serious fans thinking so hard about her words when we should simply get on with the business of enjoying them.
Charmain is almost the entire reason why I felt like House of Many Ways didn't live up to the other Castle books. As a protagonist, she's a hard sell. She's cross and somewhat lazy, to the point that it took me ...more
Además me encantó que en la mayor parte del libro el exterior de Howl reflajara su interior jaja
Me gustó el final, me causó mucho Morgan y como se va gritando "Dingle", me causa muchísimo saber que Howl va a tener que lidiar con eso ahora (y que está criando un mini él!)
Ahora a superar la idea de que ya no voy a volver a leer nada nuevo sobre este señorito presumido :/
Veremos cuánto me dura la depresión post-Howl *se va corriendo a llorar a un rin ...more
It’s total injustice, I tell you, that this series hasn’t been adapted into films. Positively outrageous! Because these books are divine! It’s absolute perfection divided into three books.
House of Many Ways was as lovely as its predecessors. It’s the last book in The Land of Ingary trilogy. This time, it takes place in High Norland, another of Ingary’s neighboring countries. The protagonist is a red-headed bookish nerd who is left to look after her great-U...more
When this book showed up in my mailbox, I excitedly pulled out all my Howl world books and reread them in anticipation of House of Many Ways. I probably need to reread it before truly judging it, but upon finishing it I didnt’ feel as much of a need to reread as I ...more
What Jones did very well with this series is bringing to life enjoyable primary characters that are flawed in ways that are simultaneously amusing and understandable. The young heroine here keeps telling herself she must be nicer to Peter, who is a seriously clueless young man, as well as to others, but she keeps being distracted by how irritating they are. I suspect her target audience is the tween, and from what I vaguely recall of that age, t ...more
عنوان: خانه ی هزار تو: جلد 3 از قلعه متحرک هاول؛ نوشته: دایاناواین جونز؛ مترجم: شراره صدیق؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، کتابسرای تندیس، 1390، در 248 ص، شابک: 9786001820328؛
I thought that she was going to be this young lady who, despite having her head up in the clouds with her books, will display some charming qualities that would make her irreverent and interesting. But -- spoiler alert (?) -- she turned out to be selfish, thoughtless, lazy, irresponsible, rude, and ungrateful.
Sure, the n ...more
I loved this book so much, Charmain was such a delight, I easily recognized myself in her love of books although I only wish I'd been that determined as her. And how I wish I shared her fate, that of being a witch I mean. Her character was beautifully writter, so was Peter and every ...more
La protagonista de este libro es Charmain Baker... alguien totalmente odioso. Una inútil, vaga y consentida niña que no sabe hacer nada y tampoco tiene intención de aprender a hacerlo. Creo que solamente hacia finales del libro logre que me cayera más o menos bien, pero no tanto.
Peter, el joven aprendiz del mago, a pesar de ser torpe siempre esta esforzándose por hacer las cosa ...more
As with the previous book in the series, Castle in the Air, there is a prolonged run-up to the climactic scene, followed by an abrupt and a ...more
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