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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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May 02, 2011

really liked it

Intricate, Intriguing, and Irresistible

Although some criticize that there are more drawings than words, those people fail to realize that sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Coming from me, this sounds odd, because I love to read more than look at paintings or sketches. But how can you replace that upward turn in Papa Georges' eyebrow, or the collection of lines dotting the automaton's paper with words?

Reading this fantastic piece of work, I saw that it glowed with a quality that comes when something that had been forgotten or ignored for so long has been recollected. (Georges Méliès, automatons) The stunning ideas weaved through this story make it charming and enchanting. The intricate detail in the many pictures define the laborious work Selznick offered his readers.

After reading just a bit, you'll be intrigued and join the ride in the spellbinding and irresistible world of Hugo Cabret.

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Brian Selznick
“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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