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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
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Apr 28, 09

bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult, 2009
Recommended for: young women trapped in the body of old women, old women the bodies of young women
Read in April, 2009

This book was really fantastic. It reminded me a lot of stardust, but think is better than that book because the ending is more satisfying. It reminded me of stardust because of it harks back to old timey fairy tales, and in another way that might be a spoiler. It also reminds me of anime, but this might be because of the adaptation by miyazaki. But I can see why he choose this, it seems very suited to his style, except for the lack of a flying scene which he rectifies by departing dramatically from the book. It reminds me of anime because the plot is never entirely explained and you just go along with it because it's awesome, and then you spend your time afterward reading wikipedia trying to understand the stuff you missed. I need to rewatch the move like now.
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