This book is truly incredible. King captures what it is like to be a child frighteningly well and drags it on into the inexplicable loss that all encoThis book is truly incredible. King captures what it is like to be a child frighteningly well and drags it on into the inexplicable loss that all encounter as childhood fades. He taps into fears and the importance of desire, of creation, and in it gives us a book that's sense of loss is as great as the gain....more
Man, I had forgotten so much about this book. I remembered the Adderhead to be sure, but not Firefox and Slasher... I'd forgotten entirely about the bMan, I had forgotten so much about this book. I remembered the Adderhead to be sure, but not Firefox and Slasher... I'd forgotten entirely about the bulk of the Inkworld characters (including, I am sad to admit, Cosimo and a good deal of Resa's character.) I'm embarrassed that it all slipped my mind so easily.
Many complaints have been lodged about the relationship between Meggie and Farid, and I have to agree. It felt too rushed to me (couldn't it have been present a bit more in Inkheart if it was going to be such a large point in Inkspell?) I was tempted to rate this book four stars, especially due to Fegnolio and his... handling of things. The last act of the book however, with the Castle of Night, Fegnolio's plan ans how it all turns out... It redeemed it for me. I love the character's too much to downgrade this book based on some minor annoyances, and all in all it held up rather well in spite of how much I had forgotten.
Why on earth did I remember a glass man shattering? That didn't happen......more
The first time around I couldn't put it down, but the second time around it was a bit more difficult. I think I had difInkheart is a really good book.
The first time around I couldn't put it down, but the second time around it was a bit more difficult. I think I had difficulty with it the second time around due to the fact I could remember enough of it that nothing was surprising.. while at the same time I had forgotten too much of what happened in it to not need a reread before finishing the series. If that makes sense.
The book's plot is original, if a bit slow-paced. It is a book for people who enjoy books, who have read a lot of the genre.. a sort of homage to fantasy in a way that is nice for both kids and adults to read (as opposed to The Dark Tower which is a homage much more geared towards the adult realm of things.)
Inkheart is a book I will gladly keep recommending people and one I will look back on fondly often. The descriptions are beautiful and the translation is well-done. I can't wait to get through Inkspell again and sincerely hope the movie does this book justice....more
Inkdeath wrapped the trilogy up in a blood-stained bow and presented it at the reader's feet. It made up for the awkwardnesGosh, I adore this trilogy.
Inkdeath wrapped the trilogy up in a blood-stained bow and presented it at the reader's feet. It made up for the awkwardness of the love-story subplot in Inkspell and carried on with the politics and rivalries of the Inkworld in a beautiful way.
The question of who the author of the story it was was never really resolved, but was brought up multiple times in an intriguing way. Frightening villains, wonderful questions, and beautiful writing.
What's not to like? It did the story justice, which is all you can really ask of a book....more
My dear friend Condor recommended this book to me, though it was already on my 'to-read' pile from years ago. With the recent recommendation I knew I had to get about to reading it... and I was rather glad I did. Funny, irreverent, and with an eye towards the historical in a way similar to Unholy Knight this book was quite good. It really grasped the political situation of the time, and although a great deal of the book was drawn from rumors (the Buddhist and Hindu more than the rest) it was still very fun.
I think there is much to be gotten from this book from people who enjoy the study of early Christianity and the like, though as Christopher Moore said, unfortunately that's the crowd least likely to read the book. All in all, however, this was just a quite fun experience. I'm glad I'm starting to clear out my to-read pile!...more