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Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
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Apr 17, 10

bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy, all-time-favorites
Recommended for: Adventure/Fantasy readers
Read from April 09 to 16, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Cornelia Funke is a wonderful storyteller. Her plotline is exciting, suspenseful, heart-warming, and very well developed. It takes many surprising turns without frustrating the reader into disbelief. Her imagery is fantastic. She paints her characters and settings so vividly it is easy to lose yourself in the Inkworld. Funke's character development is amazing as well. Their dialogue and actions create such a powerful familiarity. You cheer and hope for the heroes and hate their enemies almost as fervently as the characters themselves do. Even the characters who were not so easily categorized inspired strong feelings. For example, I never particulary liked Farid and was pleased with Funke's writing skills as my annoyance at him as a boy changed into subtle dislike for him as a young man. Fenoglio was another character that I held no fondness for, but he wasn't detestable enough to hate either. I feel this added realism and depth to Funke's characters and in turn, story. Another great thing about this story was that every character was significant to the development of the plotline. Some characters' parts were more surprising than others, contributing to the excitement of the book. One of my favorite things about this series and why I like it so much is that the story was not neatly tied up in a pretty package with a perfectly happy ending. It was a happy ending, but it wasn't perfect.I loved the way Meggie and Mo spoke of stories with such passion and love. Books and stories to them were living, breathing things that engulfed you and left you changed after partaking of them. I think Cornelia Funke was describing her own story of the Inkworld, even if she didn't realize it, with these characters' feelings.
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Mike The Don I heard the Inkheart series is good. You'll need to tell me about it


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