Mar 28, 09
Read in January, 2008
I am not a huge fan of the young adult fantasy genre, but I read "Runemarks" because of it's connection to Norse mythology (I'm 1/2 Norwegian) and I was blown away by Joanne Harris' ability to tell an epic story of good versus evil with such wit and dedication to crafting such amazing and interesting characters.
I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys films like "Lord of the Rings" and "The Narnia Chronicles", but doesn't typically read the source material. "Runemarks" creates such a vivid world inhabited by goblins and gods and ferverent religous zealots and carries you along for a 500 page ride.
In the interest of full disclosure, I own the option for the film rights to "Runemarks" and am currently working on the screenplay adaptation. Therefore, I would be very interested to hear what you think of the novel, the story, the characters, the themes, etc.